Ex-Intel employee pleads guilty to downloading secret documents

Ex-Intel employee pleads guilty to downloading secret documents

A former Intel employee pleaded guilty to downloading secret manufacturing and design documents while looking for another job.

Thirty-six-year-old Biswamohan Pani pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston to five counts of wire fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison and other penalties at sentencing.
Prosecutors say Pani downloaded numerous secret documents detailing Intel's manufacturing and design of computer chips in May 2008, shortly after he announced that he was leaving his job in Hudson, Mass.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel valued those documents at between $200 million and $400 million. The company detected and reported the theft. FBI agents recovered the documents.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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