CHICAGO (AP) – Motorola Inc.’s former chief financial officer denies that he destroyed evidence by wiping files from a company laptop.

Paul Liska left the company on Jan. 29, and later sued Motorola, saying the company retaliated against him for warning that its financial projections were overly optimistic.

Motorola, for its part, has said Liska tried to extort the company. As part of the legal battle, the company accused Liska two weeks ago of destroying files before returning a company laptop.

In a response Tuesday with a Chicago court, Liska said only personal files were wiped from the laptop. He says work-related documents have been preserved on another hard drive.

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