Remember we have shared a news about some Foxconn employees who were arrested by police in China for leaking the design secrets of iPad 2 or you can say that trade secrets of Foxconn. So now today, Wall Street Journal reports that three employees have been sent to the prison in China on the order of court. The employees had leak the details of iPad 2 case to the companies, even before the official launch from Apple, an due to this accident we have seen many case designs for iPad 2 on internet before the launch of the device.
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
According to the report, the employees will serve sentences up to 18 months with fines ranging from $4,500 to $23,000.