One of the goals of having Hewlett-Packard officials testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee last week was to shed light on these types of sleazy practices. Those hearings should serve as a warning to other corporations that this type of misbehavior will not be tolerated and these new indictments of top Hewlett-Packard officials will certainly reinforce that message.

During that hearing I was struck by Patricia Dunn's lack of culpability in her admission that she had authorized these operations. She refused to take personal responsibility for her actions before the U.S. House but now she will be forced to take responsibility for them before the courts in California.