Former Akamai worker pleads guilty to spy charge

BOSTON (AP) ? A Massachusetts man is pleading guilty to a charge of foreign economic espionage for passing trade secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.

Elliot Doxer admitted in federal court in Boston on Tuesday that he provided trade secrets for more than 18 months from website content delivery company Akamai Technologies Inc. to a person he believed was an Israeli spy.

Doxer, 42, was arrested in October 2010 and charged with one count of wire fraud. That charge will be dismissed in a plea deal.

His attorney says Doxer has accepted responsibility, looks forward to his sentencing and putting the case behind him.

Doxer faces up to 15 years in prison at his Nov. 30 sentencing.