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Mass. man sentenced for corporate espionage

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 2:05am
The Associated Press

A former employee of a Massachusetts company that helps websites deliver content to users has been sentenced to six months in prison for providing trade secrets to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.

Elliot Doxer of Brookline was also sentenced Monday in Boston to six months of probation with electronic monitoring and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.

The 43-year-old Doxer in August pleaded guilty to foreign economic espionage for providing trade secrets from Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies Inc. over an 18-month period.

Prosecutors say Doxer sent an email to the Israeli consulate in Boston in 2006 offering to provide the information. Consulate authorities informed U.S. law enforcement.

No company information was passed to foreign agents.

Doxer's lawyer has said his client accepted responsibility for his actions.

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