Ex-SoftBank Employee Found Guilty over Data Leak to Russia
Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced a former employee of SoftBank Corp. <9434> to two years in prison, suspended for four years, over a leak of confidential corporate information to a Russian diplomat in Japan.
The court also ordered Yutaka Araki, 48, former chief of the major Japanese mobile phone carrier’s mobile information technology promotion headquarters, to pay a fine of 800,000 yen.
The defense side had admitted to the charges of obtaining confidential documents in violation to the unfair competition prevention law.
The prosecution had sought a prison term of two years and a fine of 1 million yen.
“Trade secrets on radio networks, which are an important social infrastructure, were infringed on,” judge Ryota Akamatsu said. “The criminal acts were artfully done and were malicious.”
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