Final Defendant Sentenced In Coke Case

Law360 (June 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A third defendant has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to steal trade secrets from the Coca-Cola Co. and sell them to rival PepsiCo Inc.

On Tuesday, Judge J. Owen Forrester of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia gave Edmund Duhaney a shorter sentence than what was recommended by federal sentencing guidelines, the Associated Press reported.

That was in contrast to Duhaney's two co-conspirators, who received eight and five-year sentences, respectively.

“I am before you, today, wholeheartedly remorseful,” Duhaney told the judge, according to the AP.

Duhaney, who recently finished a five-year prison term...

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