Dec. 28, 2012 – The U.S. Justice Department opened an investigation relating to Autonomy Corp. after HP accused the software company of misrepresenting its performance before being bought last year.

Justice Department representatives informed the company on Nov. 21 of the probe, HP said Thursday in its annual 10-K regulatory filing. The computer maker booked an $8.8 billion writedown related to Autonomy last month after finding that some revenue had been recorded prematurely or improperly.

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