Coke Trial Opens But Prosecutors Face Challenges

Law360, New York (January 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The trial against a former Coca-Cola secretary accused of conspiring to steal the beverage giant’s trade secrets kicked off this week, with prosecutors trying to paint the defendant as a woman driven by “greed and poor choices.”

On Monday, federal prosecutors squared off against the attorneys for Joya Williams as both sides delivered their opening statements in the much-anticipated intellectual property trial.

Williams, Ibrahim Dimson and Edmond Duhaney were accused of stealing trade secrets and trying to sell them to rival PepsiCo Inc. in early July....
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