A former executive headhunter has received a delay in serving a prison sentence while he appeals his conviction for theft of trade secrets, hacking, and conspiring to use proprietary information. However, the $60,000 fine had to be paid immediately.
David Nosal, a former recruiter for Korn/Ferry, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Economic Espionage Act.
Nosal was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to gain unauthorized access to Korn/Ferry’s computer system to obtain the firm’s trade secrets. Prosecutors said that he intended to use these materials to set up a new business.
Nosal was convicted after he convinced three of his former staff members to access Korn/Ferry’s database to obtain lists of executive candidates he wanted for his new company.
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