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Ex-Intel Employee Charged with Stealing Sensitive Information En Route AMD

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel has accused Biswahoman Pani, an ex-employee working at the company's Hudson facility, for theft of sensitive company information as he sought employment with rival AMD. In a complaint filed in late August in US District Court in Boston, FBI Special Agent Timothy Russell said in an affidavit that more than 100 pages of sensitive Intel documents, as well as 19 CAD drawings, were found in a search of Pani's house conducted on July 1.

    The affidavit says that in may, Pani told his supervisors that he was unhappy because he missed his wife who worked at an Intel facility in California. Intel later agreed to transfer Mrs. Pani to the Hudson facility. Just hours after this, Pani submitted his resignation saying he was interested seeking opportunity with an investment firm. Pani said he would leave the company on June 11, and would be on vacation until that date, but that his wife would continue to work for Intel. Without the knowledge of Intel's officials, Pani was discussing a job at AMD and started working for the company on June 2, eight days before his employment with Intel was supposed to end, during which he had the company laptop and access to the company's internal network. He was ordered to give up his passport, but was not taken into custody.

    Source: The Boston Globe
     
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    ouch... hehe... he's in the shitbox now ;)
     
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    Its your average story of a pissed off employee stealing stuff on his way out. He just happened to have some very valuable property within grasp on his way out of the door.

    I'm pretty sure his wife will have a tough time trying to get promoted from here on out :rolleyes: .
     
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    hehe sneaky bugger.
     
  5. niko084

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    At one point good enough for ya.. At the other point, I hope AMD got those :)
     
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    haha niko I was almost going to say that, but I dont think I would like AMD to have those. Sure the Core processor is doing wonderful, but Id like AMD to come up with something of its own like it did with the 64bit architecture.

    Pani (panties? :roll:) is in deep trouble though. How boneheaded was that move...
     
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    No AMD don't do that. That will be shame.
     
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    Eh if they got them, they would look at it and their engineers would come up with something different, but it would give them a nice edge to work off.
     
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    Boy he's gonna end up with a funny walk.

    Very naughty,specially in america were lawyers eat babies.
     
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    Nope, he will go to white collar prison.
     
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    LMFAO! The way its written is just hilarious! Its like they are warring countries :roll:
     
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    This guy needs to be taken DOWN...

    One thing, leaving a company for a competitor, OK, but cheating on your employer, moonlighting, and stealing... deserves big time and big punishment.
     
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    If Intel didn't make him sign a no compete clause they deserve to have people leave for AMD, simply by being stupid.
     
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    Read again. This guy was taking a salary from Intel. And during this time he was taking ANOTHER salary from AMD. He had also taken "more than 100 pages of sensitive Intel documents, as well as 19 CAD drawings" plus other electronic documents on his INTEL laptop and accessed INTEL servers during the time he "pretended" to be on holiday but was working at AMD already.

    Take that guy DOWN.

    (PS. No compete clauses are not enforceable for employees)
     
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    As soon as you are a Salaried employee they ARE enforceable. But that's the key, you have to be salaried.

    I know everything about them inside and out, my girlfriend had to go through court over one a little over a year ago.
     
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    When you ARE EMPLOYED, then, yes, you can have a non-compete clause. But once you LEAVE that employer, you cannot be bound by a non-complete unless the employer CONTINUES to compensate you a la "gardening leave".

    If the employment is OVER, and you are no longer under contract, you are free to work whereever you wish.

    I should know. I'm an employer and I use non-complete and non-solicitation clauses in my contracts.
     
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    Shit, I've been planning for that all year lol. Just kidding, but I can imagine the advantage AMD would have gotten with those documents.
     
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    Not good, and his wife won't last much longer at Intel either, it is pretty easy to link her to his actions, she had to know something was up. She had to know that he was talking with AMD and working at AMD while working at Intel, so she hid it from Intel which is wrong.

    I hope he gets totally screwed by this. Of course, I also hope AMD was smart enough to not take anything he offered them.
     
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    That varies state to state.
     
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    technically, I wonder since he was on vacation if thats considered no longer salaried. They had to pay him. Either way it was a bone headed move. His wife will suffer (guilty by association, plus as Newtekie1 said, she had to know he was doing this).
     
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    I"m wondering why AMD need to steal anything at all -- isn't it usually Intel taking cues from them? ;)
     
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    Dont act so supprised.... that kind of shit goes on every day.. he was just the un-lucky person to get caught red-handed .... lol anyone?
     
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    LOL:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
     
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    Haha nice. I would love to see what would happen to Intel if AMD got hold and used those documents. I'm off to my alternate reality traveling machine...
     
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    AMD would be hit with a law suit, they would close down for federal investigation ect ect ect
     
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