Fifth individual charged in conspiracy to steal GlaxoSmithKline trade secrets, faces up to 10-year sentence
Four years after his sister pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline, a Swiss scientist will join her behind bars after prosecutors secured a conviction in a long-running case Monday.
Gongda Xue was convicted by a federal jury of participating in a conspiracy to rob the pharma giant of confidential information to start his own biotech companies with his sister, Yu Xue, the Department of Justice announced Monday. Gongda Xue is the fifth person to be either convicted or plead guilty in the case, and could face up to 10 years in prison.
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