Two of Three Coke Spy Suspects Plead Guilty

Two of the three suspects in a case involving corporate espionage at the Coca-Cola Co. have pled guilty, but one more, a former Coke employee, is still facing trial.

Monday, Ibrahim Dimson of New York and Edmund Duhaney of Decatur, Ga. pled guilty to one count of conspiracy. The case broke over the summer when the pair attempted to supply PepsiCo Inc., Coke’s biggest competitor, with samples of unreleased Coke products and company plans.

Joya Williams, a former Coke secretary accused of stealing products and documents and supplying them to the two men, remains scheduled for trial on Nov. 13.

According to prosecutors, the trio offered to sell information to federal agents posing as PepsiCo employees in exchange for up to $1.5 million.