Russian investigators searched the Moscow office of U.S. high-tech corporation Hewlett-Packard on a request from Germany, Russia's Investigative Committee said on Wednesday.
"The investigative actions are being carried out as part of an international legal aid request received from the relevant authorities in Germany," the committee said on its website without elaborating.
A Hewlett-Packard representative told RIA Novosti the company's employees were "providing assistance to the authorities."
According to the IDC market research company, HP is the leading company for printing equipment in Russia with 38% of the market, far ahead its rivals Canon (23%) and Samsung (15%).
MOSCOW, April 14 (RIA Novosti)