GFI Group has sued a former trainee broker in Singapore for allegedly e-mailing data to himself before informing the company that he planned to quit and join a rival.
Bloomberg News reports that Thomas Lee Jong Hyuk 'surreptitiously' sent sensitive details from his work e-mail to a personal account from May 24 to July 2, said the Singapore unit of GFI, which arranges trades between banks, in a lawsuit filed in the city’s high court.
The details included trading activity of GFI’s Asian currency derivatives and client contacts, the company said.
Lee hasn’t filed his defense.
GFI terminated Lee’s contract on July 5th and filed a complaint with Singapore police the same day. It is seeking $87,000 from Lee for quitting without giving notice and other unspecified damages.
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