Three People Sent to Prison in China Over iPad 2 Leaks


The Wall Street Journal reports  that three people in China were sentenced to prison terms from 12 to 19 months, they also must pay fines in amount from $4,500 to $23,000, because of leak of confidential information about the iPad 2.

The court announced the decision Tuesday in statements on its official account at Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service in China. It said that Xiao Chengsong, general manager of Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., had offered 20,000 yuan, or about $3,000, plus discounts on MacTop products to a former Hon Hai employee named Hou Pengna, for information about the iPad 2. The court said Ms. Hou then paid Lin Kecheng, a Hon Hai research-and-development employee, to get digital images of the device's back cover from last September, six months before the iPad 2 was publicly announced.

Remind you that four months ahead the official release of the iPad 2 different cases for the devise appeared on Chinese sites. Then three workers were arrested for disclosure of classified information related to the iPad 2. Two of them were reportedly Foxconn employees and the third one was the manager of the case manufacturing company.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 16, 2011. 15:55

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