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said Monday evening that it was the subject of an investigation by the U.S. attorney's office over the irregular accounting that led it to restate more than $1.9 billion in revenue earlier this year.

In a prepared statement, the company said the investigation concerned the past accounting issues which it had settled with the

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Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Xerox with using irregular accounting to boost revenues from 1997 to 2000. In June, Xerox agreed to pay a $10 million penalty but did not admit or deny any wrongdoing. It also restated about $1.9 billion of a total of $92.5 billion in revenues that were reported during that period.

The company said it would cooperate fully with U.S. attorneys.

Xerox closed off 32 cents, or 4.6%, to $6.68.