Ex-Voltaix Engineer Pleads Guilty To Trade Secret Charges

By Paul DeBenedetto (August 5, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT) -- A Dallas-area chemical engineer on Tuesday pled guilty to four counts of theft of trade secrets from his former employers at New Jersey-based solar chemical manufacturer Voltaix LLC, according to the Dallas U.S. Attorney.

Former Voltaix engineer Mattias Tezock turned himself in to federal agents in 2014 on four counts of unauthorized possession of stolen trade secrets, after allegedly misappropriating Voltaix's recipe for high-purity germane gas and creating a competing business, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Tezcock faces up to 40 years in prison, as well as possible fines. He has agreed to...

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