Hewlett Packard Settles Claims of defrauding the US General Services Administration
Hewlett – Packard settled claims that it knowingly paid kickbacks to systems integrator companies in return for recommendations that federal agencies purchase H-P products. The government also claimed that H-P defectively priced a 2002 contract with the General services Administration by failing to disclose complete information during the negotiating process. Under the terms of the settlement, H-P will pay the government $55 million.
For more information see: http://www.ibabuzz.com/politics/2010/08/30/hp-pays-55-mil-but-gets-up-to-800-mil-from-feds/