Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Investigator Faces Fed Charges In H-P Spy Probe

An AP newswire article, via, reports that:

A private investigator who allegedly posed as a journalist to access the reporter's private phone records as part of the boardroom spying scandal at Hewlett-Packard Co. was charged Wednesday with identity theft and conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.

Bryan Wagner is accused of using the Social Security Number of the unidentified journalist to illegally gain access to the phone logs, according to the criminal charges filed in San Jose federal court by U.S. Attorney Kevin V. Ryan's office.

Wagner is also accused of conspiring to illegally obtain and transmit personal information on HP directors, journalists and employees as part of the computer and printer maker's crusade to ferret out the source of boardroom leaks to the media.

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