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Ousted HP execs surrender on felony charges

[JURIST] Former Hewlett-Packard [corporate website] chairwoman Patricia Dunn [Forbes profile] and former ethics officer Kevin Hunsaker [BusinessWeek backgrounder] surrendered to authorities Thursday and agreed to face felony charges [felony complaint, PDF] stemming from their roles in the corporate spying scandal [JURIST news archive]. After a brief hearing, Dunn was released on her own recognizance. She will return to court for a November 17 arraignment. Hunsaker's arraignment date was set for December 6.

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer [JURIST news archive] filed charges [JURIST report] of conspiracy; fraudulent use of wire, radio or television transmissions; taking, copying and using computer data; and using personal identifying information without authorization against five defendants, including Dunn, Hunsaker, and investigators Bryan Wagner, Ronald Delia and Matthew DePante of Action Research Group. Each charge carries a possible three-year prison sentence. Reuters has more.

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