Ex-Korn/Ferry Recruiter Stole Secrets To Compete, Jury Told

By Beth Winegarner (April 8, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Former Korn/Ferry International corporate executive recruiter David Nosal launched a conspiracy to hack into the company's databases and steal trade secrets, including candidate lists, then used the information to launch a rival business, federal prosecutors told a California jury during opening statements in Nosal's criminal trial Monday.

Nosal and Becky Christian, a former Korn/Ferry associate who worked under Nosal and allegedly had a romantic relationship with him, are co-defendants in the trial on conspiracy, hacking and trade-secrets charges. After Nosal left Korn/Ferry in 2004, he allegedly conspired with Christian, Korn/Ferry associate Mark Jacobson and Jacqueline Froehlich-L'Heureaux, Nosal's executive assistant, to gain...

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