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Polish minister says HP to acknowledge 'corrupt' activities

Source: Reuters - Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:36 GMT
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By Adrian Krajewski

WARSAW, April 9 (Reuters) - U.S. computing company Hewlett-Packard Co. will on Wednesday acknowledge "corrupt" activities in Poland, Polish Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz said.

"I confirm that it's going to happen today. It's a breakthrough moment in Poland when a great international company acknowledges its corrupt activities in Poland," Sienkiewicz told Polish public radio.

HP's Polish unit was not available for comment and its head of communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Neta Tully, could not immediately be reached by telephone.

The minister said Poland's Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) had cooperated with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission on the issue.

Asked by Reuters for more details, CBA spokesman Jacek Dobrzynski said the CBA launched an investigation of major information technology companies in Poland in 2011. He said close to 70 charges had been brought against 41 people, among them former police officers, state officials and representatives of some companies.

Dobrzynski declined to say which companies the suspects worked for, and did not want to specify the charges. (Reporting by Adrian Krajewski and Marcin Goclowski; editing by Christian Lowe and Tom Pfeiffer)

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