Ex-Motorola Engineer Gets 4 Years For Trade Secrets Theft

Law360, Chicago (August 29, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT) -- A former Motorola Inc. software engineer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after an Illinois federal judge found her guilty of stealing the company's trade secrets regarding its telecommunications technology.

U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo doled out a punishment for Hanjuan Jin, 41, that went far beyond the probationary sentence her attorneys requested earlier this month. The government had asked that Jin, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in China, be sentenced to between 70 and 96 months in prison for stealing what prosecutor Steven...
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