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Olympus says ex-CEO leaked company secrets

Camera-maker claims former chief is trying to ruin its credibility, considers legal action

While Michael Woodford may not be a Klingon, he may also subscribe to the belief that revenge is a dish best served cold. The former Olympus Corp. CEO is currently under fire from the company for allegedly using his position to leak company secrets.

Olympus is incensed over comments Woodford made when he publicly questioned the $687 million the company spent on adviser fees when it acquired Gyrus Group Plc, a medical equipment manufacturer, for $2 billion in 2008.

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