The future of a criminal investigation into Autonomy Corporation by the Serious Fraud Office has been thrown into confusion due to potential conflict of interest LONDON —The future of a criminal investigation into Autonomy Corporation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was thrown into confusion just hours after it was confirmed that the UK agency had opened a probe into the software maker.The agency said it was assessing whether its use of an Autonomy product meant it had too much of a conflict of interest to continue with the probe.News of the investigation emerged on Monday night after HP, which bought Autonomy for $11bn in 2011, said in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it had been informed of the probe on February 6.The agency confirmed on Tuesday it was investigating after being handed the results of an internal HP investigation in November. HP has accused Autonomy of misrepresenting the value of its business leading up to the sale."The SFO is keen to en...

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