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This week Seattle FBI told The Register that more arrests in the Daniel Feussner case were unlikely. Feussner was the Microsoft employee charged last week with selling $9 million of stolen software.

But Microsoft itself believes more cases will be unearthed as it investigates abuse of its internal purchasing system, The Seattle Post Intelligencer's Dan Richman reports today.

A number of investigations are underway, says a Microsoft spokesperson, and may result in dismissal and prosecution.

Amazingly, Richman reports that none of the individual items Feussner is alleged to have ordered had a value of more than $1,000, which triggers a form requiring a supervisor to click the "Approve" button - kind of like Amazon's One Click Shopping™.

Why the Feds aren't interested in pursuing more Feussners is puzzling. Perhaps it's another example of Microsoft policing itself?

If you have any information, let us know. ®

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