“A court in Shenzhen city last week sentenced Xiao Chengsong, the legal agent of Maita Electronics, to 18 months in prison and fined him 150,000 yuan ($23,000) for buying the design from two Foxconn workers,” AFP reports. “Xiao allegedly paid 200,000 yuan for the iPad 2 design. Foxconn employee Lin Kecheng, was sentenced to 14 months and fined 100,000 yuan, while another worker identified as Hou Pengna was given a two-year sentence suspended for one year and fined 30,000 yuan.”
AFP reports, “All three were convicted of the crime of violating commercial secrets.”
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[Attribution: Mike Elgan. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]