GM Trade Secret Suspect Gets 3 Years For $40M Theft

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT) -- One of the two alleged conspirators convicted of copying thousands of sensitive General Motors Co. documents about the automaker’s hybrid cars, estimated to be worth more than $40 million, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison.

Yu Qin was convicted in late November along with his wife Shanshan Du, a former electrical engineer for the car manufacturer, of working together to copy the documents first for their own use and later to pass the information along to a GM rival. He could have a...
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