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HTC’s miserable year continues as exec is indicted for leaking secrets

28
Dec
2013

We thought HTC’s rough year ended earlier this week with Nokia’s patent win against HTC, but the bad news just keeps coming. Now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that several HTC employees, including a top executive, have been indicted for leaking company secrets, taking kickbacks and falsifying expenses. HTC vice president for design Thomas Chien was charged with leaking details about an unannounced HTC smartphone design. It is alleged that Chien leaked the details to individuals in Beijing that he was planning to form a new company with. This is not the first time Chien has been in the news. In September, investigators found $260,000 in Chien’s car, and he was accused of taking payments from the local government

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