News: Former Duracell Employee Stole Trade Secrets

sdy284 - February 4, 2007 11:09AM in Copyright Infringers
A former Duracell employee pleaded guilty Friday to one count of stealing trade secrets from the battery company, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut said. Edward Grande waived indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Hall in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said in a statement. Grande, who had been employed as a cell development technologist at Duracell, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Duracell Corp., which is based in Bethel, Conn., is a unit of Procter & Gamble Co. "While under employment with Duracell, Grande shared confidential corporate documents with external sources," P&G said in statement.