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Monday, September 25, 2006

Needham PI to testify to Congress

NEEDHAM

Three people involved in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s efforts to unmask a boardroom leak -- including a private investigator from Needham -- have been ordered to testify at this week's congressional hearing on the corporate spying scandal that's so far claimed the company's chairwoman and two directors.

The subpoenas are the first issued by the panel in its investigation. They were served over the weekend, according to a congressional aide who asked not to be identified because the investigation is continuing.

Until now, the invitations to testify at Thursday's hearing had been voluntary and other witnesses had accepted them.

The subpoenas from the House Energy and Commerce Committee went to Kevin T. Hunsaker, the technology company's chief ethics officer; Anthony R. Gentilucci, who manages HP's global investigations unit in Boston; and Ron DeLia, the operator of a Needham detective firm hired by HP in the elaborate and intrusive investigation to trace the source of a boardroom leak.

-- AP

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