A recent ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware serves as a reminder that, in addition to civil liability, an ex-employee stealing his or her former employer’s trade secrets can face jail time and a fine. On November 6, 2007, former DuPont employee Gary Min was sentenced to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised probation, fined $30,000, and ordered to pay $14,500 in restitution to his former employer. According to a statement released by the company, Min had been a senior scientist. Shortly before he resigned to take a position with another company, he “misappropriated a significant volume of confidential and proprietary DuPont technical documents.” DuPont filed a civil suit against him in federal court, and that “suit was resolved to our complete satisfaction” according to the company’s statement. Then, he was indicted for theft, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced. United States v. Min, No. 1:06-cr-00121-SLR (D.Del.).