Today an ex-Intel engineer plead guilty and was convicted of five counts of wire fraud, admitting that he stole design and manufacturing documents from the chipmaker after he had begun working for rival AMD. According to prosecutors, Biswamohan Pani gave notice of his intentions to leave Intel on May 29, 2008, neglecting to tell the company that he had already accepted a new job offer from AMD. Instead, he asked for additional vacation time before his departure. Pani, who had already begun downloading documents from Intel’s computers, used the vacation time to begin his new job at AMD — after which he procured even more Intel documents.
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Former Intel employee pleads guilty to stealing company’s secrets even after joining rival AMD