3 charged with stealing Coke secrets
They are expected to appear before a federal magistrate judge on Thursday in Atlanta.india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 12:27 IST
Three people have been arrested and charged with stealing confidential information from The Coca-Cola Co and trying to sell it to rival PepsiCo Inc, federal prosecutors said.
The suspects include an executive administrative assistant at Atlanta-based Coke, Joya Williams, who is accused of rifling through corporate files and stuffing documents and a new Coca-Cola product into a personal bag.
Williams, 41, Ibrahim Dimson, 30, and 43-year-old Edmund Duhaney are charged with wire fraud and unlawfully stealing and selling Coke trade secrets, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
They are expected to appear before a federal magistrate judge on Thursday in Atlanta.