The Associated Press is reporting that Georgia resident Kevin Crow, 57, had pleaded guilty to stealing 100 computer discs containing trade secrets of the company that laid him off in 2007. Mr. Crow was an engineer for Turbine Engines Components Technologies.
Prosecutors say he contacted the company's employees requesting price sheets and contract reviews after he was hired at a competitor, Precision Components International. They say he also admitted in a conversation that he took the discs, blueprints and other information from his former firm.
Mr. Crow has been sentenced to three years in prison.