Toronto (May 18, 2004) -- The probe into accounting irregularities at Nortel Networks widened as a federal grand jury in Texas subpoenaed the Canadian telecommunications firm to produce financial documents dating back four years as part of a criminal investigation.

The documents, which included financial statements and corporate, personnel and accounting records dating back to Jan. 1, 2000, were requested as part a criminal investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. In a May 14 statement, the company said it would fully cooperate with authorities.

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