(JTA) — A Jewish employee of a Boston-area internet company was arrested on suspicion of selling confidential information to a foreign company.
Elliot Doxer, 42, was employed in Akamai Technologies Inc. finance department. He was charged Wednesday with wire fraud for providing confidential business information including contract details, employee information and customer lists to an undercover FBI agent that he believed was a foreign government agent.
The country is identified in the indictment as Country X.
"I am a Jewish American who lives in Boston," he reportedly wrote in an email 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." He also said in a later message that his goal was "to help our homeland and our war against our enemies."
Doxer informed the agent that his company served the U.S. Department of Defense, Airbus and several Arab companies. He had access to invoices and customer contact information. He 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.