A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to a charge of foreign economic espionage for providing trade secrets from the company where he worked to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.
Elliot Doxer admitted in federal court in Boston on Tuesday to allegations that he provided trade secrets from website content delivery company Akamai Technologies Inc. to a person he believed was an Israeli spy for more than 18 months.
The 42-year-old Doxer, of Brookline, was arrested in October 2010 and charged with one count of wire fraud. That charge will be dismissed in a plea deal.
His attorney says Doxer has accepted responsibility, looks forward to his sentencing and putting the case behind him.
Doxer faces up to 15 years in prison at his Nov. 30 sentencing.
This program aired on August 30, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.