Ex-Coca-Cola chemist sentenced to 14 years jail for stealing trade secrets for China’s CCP

May 10 (UPI) — A federal judge in Tennessee has sentenced a chemical engineer to 14 years in prison for conspiring to steal secret chemical formulas to create the coating inside of beverage cans and use it to set up a new Beijing-supported company in China.

Xiaorong “Shannon” You was sentenced Monday after a jury convicted her last month following a 13-day trial on charges of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, conspiracy to commit economic espionage, possession of stolen trade secrets, economic espionage and wire fraud, the Justice Department said.

The sentence also includes three years of supervised release and a fine of $200,000.

“The defendant stole valuable trade secrets and intended to use them to benefit not only a foreign company, but also the government of China,” Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division said in a statement.

She has been sentenced to:
☄️14 years in prison
☄️ 3 years of supervised release
☄️ A $200,000 fine

Full Story: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2022/05/10/chemical-engineer-sentenced-China-trade-secrets/8261652158133/

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