First conviction comes out of HP scandal

By Justin Mann on
If you've been following the HP scandal story that broke last year, involving the company using social engineering to illegally pry information from their employees, you'll be interest to hear about the first conviction. Bryan Wagner, one of the indicted, has plead guilty to two felony charges, making him the first to go down as a result of this case:

"In pleading guilty to two felony counts, Wagner, 29, admitted that he was paid as part of a conspiracy that made fraudulent use of Social Security numbers and other confidential information to obtain the personal phone records of reporters and HP officials, as well as the personal records of these individuals' family members," according to a press release issued by the Department of Justice.
There are still many others on trial for various issues, including the former chairman and the former “Chief Ethics Officer”. HP did not comment on the conviction.

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