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1132. 18 U.S.C. § 1832 Element Three—The Information Was a Trade Secret

The sine qua non element of a violation of either § 1831 or §  1832 is that the misappropriated information must fit the definition of a trade secret contained in 18 U.S.C. § 1839. See Criminal Resource Manual 1127.

[updated May 1999] [cited in USAM 9-59.100]

Updated June 10, 2015