Ex-Coke Worker Gets 8 Years For Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former secretary of Coca-Cola has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted in February of conspiring to steal trade secrets from the beverage giant and sell them to rival PepsiCo.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Owen Forrester slapped Joya Williams with a higher sentence than the prosecution anticipated, though he shied away from giving her the decade of prison time that she could have received.

Prosecutors had recommended only 63 months to 78 months for Williams but Judge Forrester felt that a...
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