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Criminal Complaints Filed Against Former H-P Leaders, Investigators

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed criminal complaints Wednesday against Patricia Dunn, former Hewlett Packard board chairwoman, and four others on charges related to HP's media leak probe.

Lockyer filed complaints against Dunn, Kevin Hunsaker, former lawyer and ethics officer for HP, as well as three private investigators, Ronald DeLia of Massachusetts, Joseph DePante of Florida and Bryan Wagner of Colorado, according to a spokesman for Santa Clara Superior Court.

Lockyer's office planned to hold a press conference in Sacramento outlining charges against the five. Earlier in the day, new reports citing the defendants' attorneys reported that they would be charged with using fraud or false pretenses to obtain private records from a public utility, unauthorized access to computer data, identity theft and conspiracy to commit those acts.

HP issued a statement Wednesday saying it is continuing to cooperate with investigations and has no further comment on the issue. Lawyers for four of the defendants did not return calls requesting comment. Neither DePante nor his counsel could be reached.

Dunn tapped DeLia, owner of Security Outsourcing Solutions, which then worked with subcontractors, including DePante and Wagner, to help the company root out the source of media leaks in 2005 and 2006.

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