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Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

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Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The New York Timescharacterizedhis tenure there as "one of the great rescue missions in American corporate history, refocusing the strife-ridden company and leading it to five years of revenue gains and a stock that soared 130 percent."

Still, Hurd was forced to resign in 2010. A sexual harassment probe found that he had violated company standards by filing inaccurate expense reports,as part of an effort to conceal a personal relationship with HP marketing consultant Jodie Fisher. The investigators found that the married CEO had not harassed her, but had paid her up to $10,000 per eventto accompany him to business functions.

Mark Hurd: Justin Sullivan | Getty Images; Jodie Fisher: Denise Truscello | WireImage | Getty Images