A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to a charge of foreign economic espionage for providing trade secrets from the company where he worked to an undercover FBI agent who was posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.
Elliot Doxer admitted in federal court in Boston yesterday to allegations that he provided trade secrets from a website content-delivery company, Akamai Technologies Inc., to a person he believed was an Israeli spy for more than 18 months.
Doxer, 43, of Brookline, was arrested in October 2010 and charged with one count of wire fraud. That charge will be dismissed in a plea deal.
His attorney said Doxer has accepted responsibility and looks forward to his sentencing and putting the case behind him. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his Nov. 30 sentencing.