Five Reportedly To Be Indicted In HP Case

San José, Calif. (AP) -- Indictments are reportedly coming in the Hewlett-Packard corporate spying scandal.

The New York Times and BusinessWeek say California's attorney general will file criminal indictments Wednesday against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others.

They'll reportedly each face four felony charges, including using false or fraudulent pretenses to obtain confidential information from a public utility, and identity theft.

In addition to Dunn, the published reports say HP's ousted ethics officer, Kevin Hunsaker, and a Boston-area private investigator are among those being charged, along with two other outside investigators.

Last month, HP disclosed that detectives who were hired to find out who leaked confidential information had secretly obtained detailed phone logs of directors, employees and journalists. They had posed as their targets to trick phone companies into turning over the records.

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