Infiltration of KPMG Draws Waxman Probe

Congressman Henry Waxman wants details on an operation conducted by corporate-intel firm Diligence to get info from the accounting giant

In the wake of a BusinessWeek article on corporate espionage, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who chairs the chief investigative committee of the House of Representatives, is asking for more information. On Mar. 12 Waxman sent a letter to Gordon Dobie, an attorney at the law firm Winston & Strawn, asking for documents related to Diligence, a Washington corporate-intelligence firm. On Feb. 26, BusinessWeek revealed the details of an espionage operation—code-named Project Yucca—run by Diligence in 2005 (see, 2/26/07, "Spies, Lies and KPMG").

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