Ex-Microsoft employee accused of leaking secrets

Mar 20, 2014, 5:53 AM EDT
The Microsoft stand is pictured at the 2014 CeBIT technology Trade fair on March 14, 2014 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT is the world's largest technology fair and this year's partner nation is Great Britain.
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A former employee of Microsoft Corp is facing criminal charges after he allegedly passed trade secrets to a blogger in France, U.S. court documents showed. Russian national Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee in Lebanon and Russia, admitted to Microsoft investigators that he provided confidential company documents and information to the blogger, documents from a Seattle federal court showed.
Ex-Microsoft employee charged with leaking trade secrets to blogger [Reuters]
Ex-Microsoft employee charged with trade secret theft [Bloomberg]