Saturday, February 14, 2009, 2/14/2009 11:18:00 AM

30 Months in the Hole -- Metaldyne Trade Secrets Sentence

That's what they give you, in Michigan at least.

From, a follow-up to our story from last September about guilty pleas in a case involving the sale of trade secrets.

Anne Lockwood, who worked as a vice president for Metaldyne Corp. of Plymouth, Michigan, was ordered to the prison for 30 months for selling the company's trade secrets to a Chinese competitor. According to the story, authorities called her the "driving force" of the plot that also involved her husband, Michael Haehnel and Fuping Liu of Flushing, N.Y.

Haehnel was sentenced to six months in prison and Lie was given nine months. The three were convicted of stealing secrets on how to make powdered metal connecting rods to displace Metaldyne as supplier to Navistar, a truck builder.
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