Ex-Frontier Chemist Dodges Prison For Disclosing Recipes

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A Utah federal judge has decided that a former Frontier Scientific Inc. chemist won't face any prison time for sending chemical recipes to India without company authorization, significantly paring a possible five-year prison sentence and more than $160,000 in fines.

Prabhu Prasad Mohapatra was sentenced on Monday to time served — three days — and ordered to pay $3,435  in restitution to FSI for wrongfully accessing organic compound recipes and sending them to a colleague in India, who allegedly sold the information to a German competitor, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The fee was...

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