Ex-Autonomy Exec Thought CFO Was Under Founder's 'Spell'

Law360, London (May 9, 2019, 7:40 PM BST) -- Attorneys representing Hewlett Packard and Autonomy Corp. founder Mike Lynch clashed in a heated exchange Thursday during Britain’s biggest fraud trial over evidence that a former sales executive at the British software firm believed the company’s ex-finance chief was in thrall to his boss.

While giving evidence at the High Court trial in London between HP and Lynch, Autonomy’s former U.S. head of sales Christopher "Stouffer" Egan was asked by HP’s counsel whether he believed that Autonomy’s former Chief Financial Officer Sushovan Hussain was under Lynch’s spell.

Laurence Rabinowitz QC, representing HP, cited evidence that was read to Egan by prosecutors...

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