Hewlett Packard pretexting defendants arraigned
By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
October 10, 2006
SAN JOSE (BCN) - Three of the defendants in the Hewlett-Packard
pretexting case were arraigned in a San Jose courtroom today and
entered not guilty pleas before being released on their own recognizance.
Massachusetts resident Ronald Delia, 56; Florida resident Matthew
Depante, 27; and Colorado resident Bryan Wagner, 29, were all
ordered to go to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office following
their court appearance in order to be booked and fingerprinted.
The next scheduled court date for the three men is Nov. 17, the
date that their codefendant, former HP board of directors Chairwoman
Patricia Dunn, is scheduled to be arraigned.
None of the three spoke to the large number of reporters gathered
outside the courthouse following their appearance. However, Wagner's
lawyer, Stephen Naratil, said his client is innocent.
Wagner "didn't know he was working for HP,'' when he allegedly
obtained the phone records of HP board members, HP employees and
journalists, according to Naratil.
"He's just a guy doing his job. Bryan was involved in this
practice for a number of years with very reputable companies,''
Wagner was released on the supervised own recognizance program.
He has to regularly check in with the county's Office of Pretrial
Delia and Depante were both released on the less restrictive
own recognizance program.
Superior Court Judge Jerome Nadler allowed all three to file
waivers that will allow their attorneys to appear without them
at future procedural court hearings.
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