The press release by the Department of Justice confirmed that 3 people tried to sell confidential documents of Coco-Cola to Pepsico company.
Pepsico had become aware of the plan when Dimson, using an alias sent a letter (in an official Coca-Cola envelope) addressed to a Senior VP at Pepsi, claiming he was a high-level Coca-Cola executive with extremely confidential trade secrets. Pepsi immediately informed Coke and Coke brought in the FBI to look into the case. Using an undercover agent, the FBI arrested the three people involved. United States Attorney, David E. Nahmias said this case is an example of good corporate citizenship.