Ex-DuPont Chemist Gets 14 Months For Secrets Theft

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A federal court has sentenced former DuPont Co. chemist Hong Meng to 14 months in prison for stealing trade secrets related to light-emitting diode technology in violation of an employment pact, a slightly shorter term than the 18 months demanded by prosecutors.

Judge Sue L. Robinson handed down the sentence Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

“Dr. Hong Meng used his relationship with DuPont to target a valuable trade secret, which he transferred to China in hopes of using it for...
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