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High court rejects appeal in trade-secrets conviction

Despite objections from privacy advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a Bay Area business executive who was convicted of fraud for getting onetime co-workers to download confidential information from the company computer that he then used to start his own firm. A federal jury convicted David Nosal, former regional manager of Korn/Ferry International in Redwood City, a prominent executive search firm, in 2013 of six felony charges, including computer fraud, theft of trade secrets and conspiracy.
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