Engineer Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements In Connection With Theft Of Trade Secrets
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JIAN MI, 38, a citizen of China and a lawful permanent resident of Rocky Hill, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of making a false statement to a federal law enforcement officer.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 22, 2011, JIAN MI knowingly made a materially false statement to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by informing them that she had not shared with a competitor any advance copies of a PowerPoint presentation containing sensitive proprietary information obtained from her previous employer. At the time, she knew that she had, in fact, emailed a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation to representatives of the competitor where she was applying for a job as an engineer.
Judge Shea has scheduled sentencing for October 11, 2013, at which time JIAN MI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul H. McConnell.
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