Monday, October 23, 2006

Coke Crooks Cop a Plea

According to the BBC, two men have plead guilty to trying to steal secrets from Coke. Says the Beeb, "Ibrahim Dimson and Edmund Duhaney admitted the charge of conspiracy and could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 when sentenced. A third defendant, former Coca-Cola secretary Joya Williams, is due to stand trial on 13 November. She is accused of stealing samples and giving them to the men to sell." Is cola espionage such a high-stakes game? Seems so. Prosecutors set up a sting by offering Williams $1.5 million for some papers and Coke samples, then caught her theft on tape. The moral of the story: if someone offers you a million five for a soda, walk away.

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