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HP 'pretexting' scandal ends with former P.I.'s sentencing

Former private investigator Bryan Wagner will be the only person connected to the spying scandal to serve time.

By December 14, 2012


Pretexters avoid jail time after guilty plea in HP spying case

A judge sentences Joseph and Matthew DePante, a father and son team involved in Hewlett-Packard's infamous spy scandal, to three years probation and six months of house arrest as part of a plea agreement.

By July 12, 2012


Accused pretexters enter mystery plea in old HP spy case

Father-and-son team charged with crimes related to HP's spy scandal enters plea, but that plea is immediately placed under seal by the court.

By February 23, 2012


Plea hearing postponed in HP spy scandal redux

We won't have pleas in HP's infamous "pretexting" scandal 'til next year. The big question: Why are the feds resurrecting the 5-year-old case now?

By November 9, 2011


Investigators charged in connection with HP spying case

Two men linked to HP's 2006 "pretexting" scandal were charged last week with conspiracy to commit fraud.

By November 8, 2011


HP's private eyes agree to pay $3,000 for illicit spying

Federal Trade Commission settles with private eyes involved in obtaining confidential telephone records of journalists on behalf of Hewlett-Packard, for just $3,000. They said they were too poor to pay more.

By May 28, 2008


Report: Five involved in HP pretexting case expected to be indicted

Calif. attorney general said to be ready to file charges against Patricia Dunn and four others Wednesday.

By October 4, 2006