Spy who stole Akamai secrets agrees to cop guilty plea

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A former employee of Akamai Technologies agreed to plead guilty to foreign economic espionage charges for providing trade secrets over an 18-month period to an undercover agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer, according to the FBI.

The prosecution was the first in Massachusetts for foreign economic espionage and only the eighth in the nation, the bureau said in a statement released July 21.

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