8th Circuit District Court upholds harsher prison sentence for former DuPont employee who stole trade secrets

December 22, 2020 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports the 8th Circuit District Court has ruled that a lower court decision to sentence a former DuPont employee who took trade secrets to his new employer 42 months in prison for the crime was correct in doing so. Federal guidelines suggest zero to six months in prison for the crime. The lawyers for the accused argued that the lower court judge “abused her discretion” in deciding on 42 months in prison rather than a maximum of six months.

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