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June 3, 2002

U.S. Department of Justice
Eric Melgren
United States Attorney
District of Kansas
1200 Epic Center
301 N. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202
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Kena Rice
(316) 269-6481
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Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Trade Secret

KANSAS CITY, Kan. . United States Attorney Eric Melgren announced that Jeffery W. Dorn, 28, currently of West Des Moines, Iowa, previously of Olathe, Kansas, entered a guilty plea today before U.S. District G. Thomas VanBebber to one count of theft of a trade secret and agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $15,920 to Spencer Reed Group, Inc.

Melgren stated that Dorn admitted at his plea that while he was employed with Spencer Reed Group, Inc., (SRG), an employee placement firm, he stole information from SRG pertaining to the matching of potential employees with prospective employers. Dorn further admitted that in January 2001, working independently of SRG, he used SRG information to place a candidate directly with a company in the Kansas City area and was paid directly by the company receiving the placement. Dorn faces a maximum of ten years in federal prison without parole. Sentencing is set for August 19, 2002.

Melgren commended the excellent work of the FBI in this investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton in this prosecution.


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