- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for an Iowa man accused of stealing trade secrets says his client will plead guilty next week.

U.S. District Court records say 55-year-old Josh Isler has been indicted on charges of theft of trade secrets and making false statements to the FBI. Attorney Alfred Willett said Friday his client will enter the pleas Thursday in a Cedar Rapids courtroom.

Court documents say that while Isler was working as a technical service account manager for DuPont’s ethanol fuel enzyme division in August 2013, he downloaded hundreds of electronic DuPont files after accepting a job with an unnamed DuPont competitor. The documents say he transferred some of the DuPont information to his new employer.

The documents also say he lied to FBI agents when he told them he had not downloaded the files.

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