Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sentencing set for software developer convicted of stealing Motorola secrets

Software developer Hanjuan Jin is scheduled to be sentenced for stealing trade secrets from Motorola Inc.
U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo in February found Jin guilty of taking more than 1,000 confidential documents from the Motorola office where she worked before attempting to board a flight to China. She was stopped during a security search at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in February 2007.
Prosecutors contend the secrets the Chinese-born American carried included descriptions of a walkie-talkie type feature on Motorola cellphones that could benefit China's military. The trial highlighted persistent fears about China pilfering vital information from U.S. companies.
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