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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