MOSCOW, October 7 (RAPSI) – A defendant in a case over disclosure of trade secrets, ex-engineer of Transneft-Diascan, a subsidiary of Transneft oil company, Sergey Zubin has pleaded guilty, according to the Investgative Committee’s spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko.

Investigators believe that Zubin after his dismissal offered to sell a businessnan oil diagnostic work equipment engineering documentation for 400 million rubles ($5 million).

According to the investigation, Zubin illegally obtained engineering drawings for oil diagnostic work instruments without the owner’s consent during his work in Transneft-Diascan. Experst estimated expenditures for these developments at more than 2 billion rubles ($25.7 million). In July 2019, he resigned from his post and in 2020 attempted to sell the materials.

The former Transneft employee was arrested on Monday.