FORMER AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE

Elliot Doxer, an ex employee of Akamai Technologies Inc. who entered a guilty plea to a charge of foreign economic espionage this past August, specifically to turning over trade secrets of his employer to an undercover FBI operative he thought was an Israeli agent, received a six month prison term and a $25,000 fine at a sentencing hearing in Massachusetts last month. The Brookline resident also was sentenced to house arrest for another six months. Federal prosecutors had requested a three year prison term. Doxer’s industrial espionage activities spanned a year and a half from 2009 to 2010, and entailed the attempt to peddle sensitive Akamai information to Israel. The company’s contracts that he instead unwittingly passed on to the FBI pertained to the Department of Homeland Security, a top aerospace company, a number of Department of Defense contractors, and the FBI as well. Said contracts were worth almost $10 million. Monetary compensation was not the only payment Doxer sought for the classified corporate data he offered for sale, as he intimated to an FBI contact the desire that the mother of one of his children be subjected to harsh retribution for his claimed torment.


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