A Glendale electrical engineer and former employee of Pasadena’s Rogerson Kratos aircraft avionics company was found guilty in federal court Wednesday of 32 counts of economic espionage, according to the assistant U.S. attorney’s office.
A U.S. district judge convicted Derek Wai Hung Tam Sing, 44, of stealing proprietary information from Rogerson and distributing it to three competitors following a Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the attorneys. The company is an affiliate of Irvine-based Rogerson Aircraft Equipment Group.
Rogerson was employed at the company in 2012 and after being terminated, the attorneys claimed, sent seven schematics, four of which were illegally in his possession, to competitors in 2013.
Sing is undergoing home detention with electronic monitoring. His sentencing is scheduled for March 21. He faces a maximum 10-year federal prison term for each of the 32 guilty counts.