Ex-Goldman Worker Pleads For Mercy In IP Theft Case

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 6:25 PM EST) -- A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employee convicted of stealing source code asked a New York federal court for leniency Monday, saying his crime did not warrant a prison term.

Former Goldman programmer Sergey Aleynikov is a hardworking man and devoted father and son whose life has unraveled due to a lapse in judgment, according to a 59-page memorandum of sentencing considerations filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aleynikov was convicted in December of trade secrets theft and interstate transportation...
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