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  • Washington State Rep. Jim Dunn says he's victim of discrimination...

    11/29/2007 8:09:24 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 5 replies · 154+ views
    The Columbian ^ | November 29, 2007 | JEFFREY MIZE
    AMERICA'S VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON An attorney representing embattled state Rep. Jim Dunn says House Republican leaders discriminated against his client by seeking to strip him of his committee assignments. Dunn, R-Vancouver, was booted off his three legislative committees after he made offensive comments to a female staff member last month in a Kennewick hotel bar. *SNIP* "I just want the truth out," Dunn said. "I still think I have the right to be a person, to be stupid." **SCHNIPP** Another quote came immediately to mind this morning when I read this in my morning paper... "Private Pyle, I think we finally...
  • Former Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn dies

    09/05/2007 9:33:21 AM PDT · by Ramius · 67 replies · 3,716+ views
    NWCN ^ | 8/5/07 | NWCN
    Former Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn dies 09:28 AM PDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 staff Jennifer Dunn SEATTLE - Former Washington State Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn has died, her family announced Wednesday. Dunn, 66, collapsed from a pulmonary embolism in her Alexandria, VA apartment and never regained consciousness, her son, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, said in a press release. She passed peacefully surrounded by family. Dunn, member of the House of Representaives from 1993 to 2005, representing Washington's 8th Congressional District. On her retirement in 2005, President Bush said "She is a superb legislator and a strong leader who has...
  • Former HP Chair Dunn Indicted

    10/05/2006 8:36:00 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 15 replies · 536+ views
    BusinessWeek Online ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2006 | Lorraine Woellert
    The California AG has charged Dunn with four felony counts, but her lawyer claims they've got the wrong person for the wrong reason California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has charged former Hewlett-Packard () Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and others involved in the company's spying scandal with four felony counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy. "One of our state's most venerable corporate institutions lost its way," said Lockyer at a press conference on Oct. 4 announcing the charges in the month-old scandal. The indictments give Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd and the company reason to breathe easier, even as they await word...
  • HP ex-chairwoman, lawyer indicted

    10/04/2006 9:56:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 497+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO - California’s attorney general announced indictments Wednesday against Hewlett-Packard’s ousted chairwoman Patricia Dunn and former ethics lawyer Kevin Hunsaker for their roles in a snowballing boardroom espionage scandal. “In this misguided effort, people inside and outside HP violated privacy rights and broke state law. Those who cross the legal line must be held accountable,” Attorney General Bill Lockyer told reporters. Three private detectives involved in the US computer equipment giant’s alleged spying operations were also indicted, Lockyer said. Dunn and Hunsaker were indicted along with Ronald DeLia, Matthew Depante and Bryan Wagner, Lockyer said at a press conference...
  • Hewlett-Packard’s Pretexting Scandal: Testimony to Congress and link to webcast

    09/27/2006 2:25:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 362+ views
    From the House Committee on Energy and Commerce website - Schedule - Hewlett-Packard’s Pretexting Scandal Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Thursday, September 28, 2006 2123 Rayburn House Office Building 10:00 AM ET Webcast available Available now in PDF format - Testimony of Patricia C. Dunn Testimony of Mark Hurd
  • (Vanity) The HP Way and the NSA; or, Little Sister is Watching You

    09/24/2006 11:22:30 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies · 1,031+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-24-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Over the course of the past couple of weeks, a large scandal has broken concerning the efforts of unscrupulous, highly-placed individuals to gain access to the private phone records and conversations of dissenters. The rights of these dissenters are guaranteed by law. Does this sound familiar? Are you thinking of the words “NSA interecpt / wiretap program?” If you are, then we are not connecting here. I am speaking of the recent controversy regarding some of the corporate executives at Hewlett-Packard, and their attempts to unearth the source of leaks of corporate secrets (or...
  • Patricia Dunn "resigns" from Hewlett-Packard after spying scandal

    09/22/2006 1:26:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 46 replies · 1,476+ views
    CNBC - Live broadcast | September 22, 2006
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd announces he has accepted the resignation of former chairwoman Patricia Dunn from the board of directors as a result of the H-P leak investigation and spying scandal. MORE...
  • Brosnahan: Don't Blame HP Chair, She's Not a Lawyer (Dunn hires Taliban John's lawyer)

    09/22/2006 1:11:55 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 528+ views (excerpt) ^ | September 22, 2006 | Justin Scheck
    Excerpt - Don't blame Hewlett-Packard Chairman Patricia Dunn, her new lawyer said Wednesday, for the convulsions the company's board have suffered in the wake of its troubled investigation of boardroom leaks. "She's neither a lawyer nor is she an investigator," said James Brosnahan, the Morrison & Foerster litigator whom Dunn hired this week. "And she's not the kind of person, frankly, who would advise people to do something illegal." Dunn has come under scrutiny for her role in directing the troubled probe -- The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that she closely supervised it -- and she's the latest figure...
  • Reports: HP investigation extended beyond phone records

    09/18/2006 2:40:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 511+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/18/06 | Michelle Liedtke - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO Extending beyond the skullduggery that pried loose people's private phone records, Hewlett-Packard Co. investigators hunting for a boardroom leak shadowed the company's directors and tried to install snooping software on at least one reporter's computer, according to published reports. While the additional surveillance reported by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal may provoke more indignation about HP's probe, the tactics aren't likely to shift the focus of the inquiries into whether the company and its investigators broke any laws in their quest to identify the boardroom leaker. Authorities and politicians remain primarily concerned about the...
  • Official: Charges possible in HP scandal

    09/13/2006 10:48:40 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 3 replies · 522+ views
    yahoo ^ | 13 september 2006 | JORDAN ROBERTSON
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - California's attorney general could file criminal charges within a week in the boardroom spying scandal at Hewlett-Packard Co., a spokesman said Wednesday, and experts say the company's top brass and third-party detectives are all possible targets. Also on Wednesday, the company disclosed that the scope of the investigation into media leaks was wider than it initially reported. In a message Tuesday to HP's 150,000 employees, embattled Chairwoman Patricia Dunn acknowledged the investigation extended beyond board members and included two HP employees and "a number of individuals outside the company including journalists.""I extend my sincere apologies to...
  • 'Pretexting' is common in business world

    09/13/2006 10:45:48 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 4 replies · 580+ views
    yahoo ^ | Sep 13, 2006 | PETER SVENSSON
    NEW YORK - Although the boardroom scandal at Hewlett-Packard Co. made the practice more widely known, buying phone records or other personal information obtained by "pretext" calls appears to have been common in parts of the business world. In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce committee, which was investigating the issue this year, data broker PDJ Investigative Services described its customers as "law offices, repossession companies, financial institutions, collection agencies, bail enforcement agencies, law enforcement agencies and various private investigation and research companies.""Those businesses have a common need. That need is to be able to locate individuals, who...
  • HP's Dunn stepping down in January

    09/12/2006 7:24:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 506+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/12/6 | Benjamin Pimentel
    07:11 PDT -- Embattled Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn will give up her post in January, and will be replaced by CEO Mark Hurd, the company said this morning. The announcement follows two days of board meetings as HP reeled from a corporate spying scandal that has rocked Silicon Valley. Dunn will remain as director. Another director, Richard Hackborn, who has served on the HP board since 1992, was named lead independent director effective January. Dunn continued to defended her decision to investigation the leaks of confidential board deliberations to the media. But she apologized for the use of false identities...
  • HP's Board Split Over Dunn

    09/11/2006 9:24:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 633+ views
    BusinessWeek (excerpt) ^ | September 11, 2006 | Peter Burrows
    Excerpts - With Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn's status in jeopardy for seeking phone records, possibly illegally, in search of leaks, the HP board is in an uproar ~ snip ~ On one side are Dunn and two staunch supporters: Verizon (VZ) Vice-Chairman Lawrence Babbio and former Medtronic (MDT) Chief Financial Officer Rob Ryan. Dunn and her supporters are focused on the need for rock-solid business processes and clear adherence to good governance policies—whether for financial reporting or complying with regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley. "I personally believe Patricia Dunn worked her butt off in the interest of HP," says one...
  • SILI-CON VALLEY: H-P PROBED FOR SPYING ON REPORTERS (exec spied on journos, company directors)

    09/08/2006 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies · 740+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 8, 2006 | PAUL THARP
    In an secret attack on reporters in an attempt to find their sources, Hewlett-Packard's private eyes tapped into personal telephone records of journalists who had exposed the company's boardroom bickering and business weak spots..... the Hewlett-Packard officer who hired the private eyes - Chairwoman Patricia Dunn - was herself a former journalist whose rising paranoia over leaks to the media about her company's woes became an obsession that has dragged H-P into a far-reaching criminal probe. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer yesterday said laws were broken in the spying scandal and that charges are likely to be bought.......main target of...
  • Emergency Saturday Board Meeting at HP. Dvorak Prediction: Dunn is Done.

    09/08/2006 1:29:07 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 35 replies · 1,069+ views
    Dvorak Uncensored ^ | September 8, 2006 | John C. Dvorak
    Excerpt - Newsweek is reporting that HP has called an emergency board meeting. [Link] Read the reports on this fiasco whereby Chairwoman Patricia “Patty” Dunn is at the center of a spy case whereby reporters phone records were illegally obtained resulting in all sorts of legal and SEC violations and the sudden resignation of Tom Perkins as well as other issues. There is no way — after a corporate witch hunt that results in spying that targets a New York Times reporter, Fortune Magazine reporter, CNET reporters and others — that this woman stays in office. ~ snip ~
  • Intrigue in High Places (HP chairwoman spied on board of directors home phone records)

    09/05/2006 5:02:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 32 replies · 1,105+ views
    Newsweek (excerpt) ^ | September 5, 2006 | David A. Kaplan
    Excerpt - ... According to an internal HP e-mail, [Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia] Dunn then took the extraordinary step of authorizing a team of independent electronic-security experts to spy on the January 2006 communications of the other 10 directors-not the records of calls (or e-mails) from HP itself, but the records of phone calls made from personal accounts. That meant calls from the directors’ home and their private cell phones. ...
  • Tancredo to endorse Tipton(scratching head quote by local Pubbie chairwoman)

    08/10/2006 5:56:51 PM PDT · by Dane · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 10, 2006 | Ellen
    Tancredo to endorse Tipton By Ellen Miller, Special to the News August 10, 2006 GRAND JUNCTION — U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., is coming to the Western Slope today to endorse 3rd Congressional District GOP candidate Scott Tipton, who is calling for tough measures against illegal immigrants. Tancredo has made himself a national figure on the issue, and Tipton is highlighting it as a centerpiece of his underdog campaign against Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. Tancredo has appearances scheduled in Grand Junction and Montrose. Lois Dunn, Mesa County Republican chairwoman, said illegal immigration is ``a huge issue, probably the biggest.'' She...
  • CA Field Poll: Lt Gov, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Sec of State

    06/03/2006 9:11:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 435+ views
    Field Poll ^ | 3 June 2006
    Field Poll link Lt. Governor (Democratic): In the contested Democratic primary for Lt. Governor, State Senator Jackie Speier has pulled ahead of State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and State Senator Liz Figueroa. The current poll finds Speier the choice of 30% of likely Democratic primary voters, with Garamendi at 25% and Figueroa far behind at 8%. More than one in three voters (37%) are undecided. The current findings are a reversal of voter preferences from April when Garamendi held the lead over Speier. • Attorney General (Democratic): Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown continues to hold a comfortable lead over Los Angeles...
  • California Controller race draws a crowd

    05/08/2006 1:17:55 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 13 replies · 464+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 8 May 2006 | Bob Cuddy
    Controller race draws a crowd They’re all competing for the key job described by one as ‘the CFO for the sixth-largest economy in the world’ By Bob Cuddy The four candidates running for state controller. What a controller does (PDF) Ask the average Californian what the state controller does, and you’ll likely hear, "What’s that?" says state Sen. Joe Dunn, who wants the job. But Dunn and his opponents know better. "You’re the CFO for the sixth-largest economy in the world," says John Chiang, also a candidate for state controller on the June 6 ballot. Chiang and Dunn are opposing...
  • Democrat drops out of race to face Hayes in N.C.'s 8th District

    03/21/2006 9:09:26 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 656+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/21/06 | TIM WHITMIRE
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a surprise turn to a race in which Democrats hoped to retake a pivotal U.S. House seat from Republicans, Fayetteville lawyer and U.S. military veteran Tim Dunn said Tuesday he was dropping out of the campaign for the Democratic primary. Dunn, whose fundraising lagged in year-end reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission, said he was exiting because the campaign endangered his ability to meet his financial obligations to his family. "The stakes are too high to not be able to devote every bit of my being into winning this race," Dunn said in a statement....