GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) The two men accused of plotting with a secretary at Coca-Cola Co. To steal trade secrets from the world’s biggest soft drink maker and trying to sell them to archrival PepsiCo Inc. each pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy. Ibrahim Dimson and Edmund Duhaney entered their pleas in federal court as part of a deal with prosecutors. They both could face up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine when they’re sentenced Jan. 29. Former Coke secretary Joya Williams is still scheduled to stand trial starting the week of Nov. 13. “She is absolutely not pleading,” Williams’ attorney, Janice Singer, said immediately after Dimson and Duhaney’s plea hearing. The alleged plans were foiled after Pepsi, based in Purchase, N.Y., warned Coca-Cola.