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Published: Friday, 6/24/2011

Google facing subpoena for executives to testify

BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

WASHINGTON — Google Inc.’s reluctance to provide a top executive for testimony to a Senate panel probing its market power has prompted threats of subpoenas for Chief Executive Officer Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt.

In a letter dated June 10, the Democratic chairman and leading Republican on the antitrust subcommittee asked Google to provide one of the company’s two senior executives before Congress’ August recess. The letter urged a resolution by agreement to avoid more formal procedures.



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