Can we call it Inkgate?
Coin your own IT/Vulture related slang!
The Department of Justice is demanding HP hands over a pile of documents related to its Russian business as part of a bribery investigation in Germany. German corruption investigators are probing allegations that the ink giant paid bribes to secure a contract with the Russian Prosecutor General's office. It is alleged that an …
German federal prosecutors are turning out to be second only to the US in actually getting their act together in prosecuting bribery of foreign officials by people and companies based in their home country. I'm a little more cynical about the Russian prosecutors' enthusiasm for the case given the track record of political influence overwhelming prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies there.
DPP and SFO take note and emulate (emulate the Germans, I mean, not the Russians - we all know you've got the being overwhelmed by political influential people bit down pat).
[Quote] There might be more behind Mark Hurds departure after all... [/Quote]
Probably, hopefully, we see quite some changes in management over the next months.
("Why don't you watch out for opportunities in other segments, even better, other companies, before the local authorities guide you out of the building..")