Friday, July 14, 2006

People accused of stealing Coke's secret formula indicted

Meanwhile the NYTimes editors and writers will probably get pulitzers for exposing top secret national security anti-terror programs. It's nice to see where everyone's priorities are...

Atlanta Business Chron. - The three people arrested last week for allegedly stealing and selling trade secrets of The Coca-Cola Co. were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a charge of conspiracy.

Ex-con Ibrahim Dimson of Bronx, N.Y., ex-con Edmund Duhaney of Decatur, Ga., and former Coca-Cola executive administrative assistant Joya Williams of Norcross, Ga. were arrested last week on a federal complaint that charged them with wire fraud and unlawfully obtaining and selling Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) trade secrets. After their arraignment Tuesday afternoon, a federal magistrate judge ordered Dimson and Duhaney detained without bond. Williams is free on $25,000 bond pending trial.

Don't get me wrong.. stealing trade secrets is bad, m-kay? But this all started when Pepsi told Coke about someone trying to sell them Coke's secret recipe on May 19th, not quite 2 months ago and we've already got some indictments. Why can't we get indictments on the NYT for exposing the NSA wiretapping or the SWIFT financing program? The NSA exposing article was back in Decmeber of last year! And we've got the NYT editor, Bill Keller, working the talk show circuit like a friggin' celebrity!

Where'd we go wrong? I'd gladly trade Coke's secret recipe, along with the Colonel's, Mrs. Fields', and Bush's Baked Beans' secret recipes for an indictment on the slimes at the NYT. I love soda, fried chicken, baked beans, and cookies, but it's tough to enjoy those when you're dead.