Joya Williams: Ex Coka-Cola Secretary Sentenced for Selling Secrets To Pepsi
This is an update to an earlier article about the attempted sale of trade secrets between Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
U.S. District Court sentenced an ex-Coke secretary Joya Williams for trying to sell Coca-Cola secrets and sell to Pepsi Cola.
Joya Williams, 42, faced up to 10 years in prison on the single conspiracy charge in a failed scheme to sell the materials to rival Pepsi for at least $1.5 million. She was convicted Feb. 2 following a jury trial in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, where The Coca-Cola Co. is based, reports AP.
"This is the kind of offense that cannot be tolerated in our society," U.S. District Judge J. Owen Forrester said in imposing sentence.
The Daily News from Long View, Washington, quoted Joya Williams saying: "I can't think of another case in 25 years that there's been so much obstruction of justice," the judge said of Williams' conduct. Forrester ignored a tearful apology by Williams, which was the first time she acknowledged what she did.