Days before H-P (HPQ) closed its $11B acquisition of Autonomy, H-P executives reportedly heard...

|About: HP Inc. (HPQ)|By:, SA News Editor

Days before H-P (HPQ) closed its $11B acquisition of Autonomy, H-P executives reportedly heard about an allegation of improper accounting at the U.K. software firm, although the accusation had been found to be groundless a year earlier and the execs didn't pass the information to the board or CEO. And days after H-P announced the deal, Chairman Ray Lane wondered whether the company could back out, the answer to which was no.