Ex-SiRF Worker Seeks Probation In Source Code Theft

By Kathryn Brenzel (August 7, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A former SiRF Technology Inc. software developer accused of stealing proprietary source code from the company urged a California federal judge on Wednesday to stick to the sentence recommended in his plea agreement, claiming that five years of probation and a six-month curfew is appropriate.

Zhiqiang Zhang asked that the federal court impose a sentence of five years of probation, $75,000 in already paid restitution and a six-month curfew, according to a sentencing memorandum filed on Wednesday. Such a sentence would fall in line with many federal cases involving criminal trade secret charges in which defendants are typically sentenced to probation...

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