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Philadelphia U.S. Attorney Pledges to Prosecute Trade Secret Theft

On September 25, 2018 by Schnader in News

By Laurel Gift

In response to two guilty pleas in two weeks relating to an intricate conspiracy to steal biomedical research, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain pledged his support for prosecution of trade secret theft and economic espionage.  Such prosecutions are viewed by McSwain as part of white collar enforcement supported by the Justice Department. McSwain also made clear that jail time is “absolutely on the table.” See “Philly’s U.S. attorney pursuing corporate espionage and white collar crime with ‘100 percent support’ from Jeff Sessions” in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more.