A Jewish employee of a Boston-area Internet company was arrested on suspicion of selling confidential information to a foreign company.
Elliot Doxer, 42, who works in the finance department of Akamai Technologies Inc., was charged Wednesday with wire fraud for providing confidential business information to an undercover FBI agent that he believed was a foreign government agent. The information included contract details, employee information and customer lists.
The country was identified in the indictment as Country X.
“I am a Jewish American who lives in Boston,” Doxer reportedly wrote in an e-mail to a foreign country’s consulate in Boston. “I know you are always looking for information and I am offering the little I may have.”
Doxer, who had access to invoices and customer contact information, also said in a later message that his goal was “to help our homeland and our war against our enemies.”
He informed the agent that his company served the U.S. Department of Defense, Airbus and several Arab companies. Doxer reportedly asked for $3,000 in compensation for his actions.
According to the complaint, Doxer provided the agent with a list of Akamai’s customers, several contracts and a list of employees and their contact information. Doxer and the agent first made contact in September 2007.