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HTC execs arrested for leaking trade secrets to the Chinese

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Sep 2013 19:45 User comments (2)

HTC execs arrested for leaking trade secrets to the Chinese Three HTC executives have been arrested on suspicion of leaking trade secrets to the Chinese, causing the company's stock to fall to 8-year lows.
Vice president of product design Thomas Chien, research and development director Wu Chien-Hung and senior manager of design and innovation Justin Huang were all arrested all over the weekend.

Besides being accused of leaking the secrets, the three are also accused of filing 'fake commission fee claims' that totaled over $330,000.

HTC had filed a complaint last month accusing the executives of passing the trade secrets, and says the investigation and subsequent arrests will not have any impact on operations.

Authorities said the executives were readying a new mobile design company using stolen interface technology. The company would aim its products at Chinese vendors.

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2 user comments

12.9.2013 22:22

gah...

24.9.2013 17:25

Dumb on so many levels.

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