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Intel engineer who moved to AMD admits stealing documents

An Intel engineer has been accused of stealing documents from the company which are said to be worth between $200 and $400 million. The former employee has admitted his guilt in stealing the documents and is now awaiting a sentence. He has pled guilty to five counts of fraud.

The case is now being heard in the US District Court by Judge F. Dennis Saylor. Biswamohan Pani, the engineer found guilty, worked at one of the Intel plants located in Hudson, Massachusetts in 2008. He handed in his resignation to Intel on May 29th 2008 and he asked for his last day of work to be June 11th 2008. By this stage he was apparently already an employee at AMD and still had access to the Intel computer systems while he was working for them.

According to the claims, he began downloading confidential Intel documents from Intel which were related to the design and manufacturing of processors. Intel reported the theft immediately and AMD cooperated with the investigation.

Kitguru says: The report adds that no one at AMD asked him to steal the documents and they were not used by AMD. Pani could face up to 20 years in prison on each of the five counts of fraud.

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