You Can't Beat The Real Thing

The bizarre plot could have proved ruinous for Coca-Cola: thieves tried to sell some of its secrets to PepsiCo. But after a tip from Pepsi, the FBI last week arrested the culprits. "Competition can be fierce," says Pepsi spokesman Dave DeCecco, "but must also be fair and legal." Here's how the soda sting went down.

Whodunit? Federal prosecutors say they have videotape of a secretary at Coca-Cola, Joya Williams, sneaking classified materials from the company's Atlanta headquarters in her handbag. Co-conspirators Ibrahim Dimson and Edmund Duhaney allegedly helped her try to sell what she had to Pepsi.

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