Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs computer programmer who stole the source code for Goldman’s high-frequency trading (HFT) system, was convicted last week on a state charge of “unlawful use of secret scientific material,” three years after the Second Circuit threw out federal charges based on its narrow interpretation of the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) and National Stolen Property Act (NSPA).  The Manhattan district attorney’s office won a somewhat unexpected conviction after a wacky trial that almost ended in a mistrial after one juror allegedly stole another’s avocado.  Given the twists and turns in this case so far, we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s another one in store.