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Update: Former Paint Company Technical Director Sentenced To 15 Months In Federal Prison For Trade Secret Theft

Last September, we wrote about David Yen Lee, a former Technical Director for a painting and coating company who pled guilty to downloading trade secrets from a secure computer system and transferring them to external thumb drives with the intention of using the trade secrets for the benefit of another.

Proving once again that crime does not pay, last week Lee was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. As a condition of his supervised release, he is also barred from working in the paint industry.