NEW YORK – A computer programmer who has long fought charges of stealing confidential Goldman Sachs computer code has been found guilty again, after an earlier conviction was overturned.
This time, a Manhattan jury convicted Sergey Aleynikov (SUR'-gay uh-LAY'-nih-kawf) on Friday of one of three counts against him. He was acquitted on a second count, and the jury deadlocked on the third.
Aleynikov was convicted of similar federal charges in December 2010. But an appeals court cleared him and freed him from prison in 2012.
Six months later, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. unveiled state charges against Aleynikov.
Vance says in a statement that Friday's verdict demonstrates that misappropriating proprietary information is a crime.
Defense lawyer Kevin Marino says Aleynikov violated Goldman Sachs' confidentiality policy but didn't commit any crime.