Eight years in prison for stealing Coca-Cola secrets

By: trademagazin Date: 2007. 05. 25. 00:00

A former Coca-Cola worker was sentenced to eight years in prison this week for stealing and attempting to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets to its rival, PepsiCo.

Joya Williams, 42, a previous executive administrator at Coca-Cola,
was found guilty earlier this year of stealing documents only available to the
group's top five executives and then offering them to Pepsi. Her accomplice,
31-year-old Ibrahim Dimson, got five years for his part.

The sentencing judge praised Pepsi's "good corporate
citizenship" for alerting both Coca-Cola and the FBI.

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