We don't know whether Pattie Dunn wasn't offered a bargain or just decided she wasn't pleaing out. We hope it's the latter, and that she's taking the Dick Grasso "clear my name under any costs" road. Because that trial will be totally awesome.
From the Associated Press:
Former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn has pleaded not guilty to four felony identity theft and fraud charges.
It's alleged that she instigated the company's ill-fated spying probe into boardroom leaks.
Dunn appeared briefly for her arraignment in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Dunn was released on her own recognizance after a lawyer entered the plea for her.
The 53-year-old Dunn is one of five people charged in the technology giant's efforts to unmask board members who discussed company business with reporters.
Investigators used a shady ruse known as "pretexting" to obtain the confidential phone logs of directors, reporters and others to trace the source of the leaks.
[One more quick note: shady ruse? That's pretty hip lingo for the kids over at the Associated Press. ]
[Oh, wait, another note: We're thinking of calling Pattie "Cakes" from now on. As part of our new "arbitrary nicknaming policy." But let us know if you've got a better idea.]
Former H-P chairwoman Dunn pleads not guilty [Associated Press]