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Microsoft Ousts Information Chief

Stuart Scott violated corporate polices, the company says.
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SAN FRANCISCO --

Microsoft

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fired Chief Information Officer Stuart Scott for "violating company policies" following a company investigation.

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Wall Street Journal

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reported late Tuesday that a spokeswoman for the company declined further comment.

Scott's tenure ended Monday, according to information from Microsoft's Web site.

Scott had been with the company since July 2005, after 17 years at

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Shares of Microsoft were off 6 cents to $36.35 in recent after-hours trading.