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[$$] U.S. Jury Convicts Former Autonomy CFO of Fraud in H-P Deal

A federal jury found Autonomy Corp.’s former financial chief guilty of falsifying financial statements and exaggerating the British software maker’s value before its sale to Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion in 2011. If upheld, the fraud conviction of Sushovan Hussain after a six-week trial in San Francisco would offer some vindication to H-P executives who have long alleged Autonomy’s management cooked the books before one of its biggest acquisitions. H-P initially billed the acquisition as key to transforming itself into a software powerhouse and anchor its forays into hot fields like data and analytics.