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After Investigation, Air Force Slams Autonomy’s Bookkeeping

Arik Hesseldahl
Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

If you thought that the various investigations into allegations of accounting fraud at Autonomy, the British software firm that Hewlett-Packard so infamously acquired in 2011, had faded away and been forgotten—you were wrong.

An investigation by the U.S. Air Force into alleged accounting irregularities at a company that does a lot of business with the government has shed some light on what appears to have been "round trip" transactions with Autonomy before it became part of HP.

The investigation was reported first by the Washington Post on Jan. 3.

Now the original letter from the Air Force laying out the allegations against the government contractor, a Virginia-based software firm called MicroTech, has come to light. The letter seeks to have the company plus several former Autonomy executives debarred, or prevented from receiving any more federal government contracts

For more from re/code, click here.

By Arik Hesseldahl, recode.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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