October 11, 2001
European Commission accuses Microsoft of deceit
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "The European Commission (EC) has accused Microsoft Corp. of trying to obstruct an investigation into the company's alleged antitrust behavior, and of misleading investigators by falsely presenting supporting evidence, according to published reports. The EC, which is conducting an antitrust investigation into Microsoft separately from the U.S. government's case, may seek a heavier fine -- up to $2.5 billion -- because of the company's alleged obstruction and deception, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing a confidential European Union (EU) document that purportedly outlines the case against the world's largest computer software maker."