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Ohio Woman Pleads Guilty in Theft of Scientific Trade Secrets from Ohio Children’s Hospital to Sell in China

Former Ohio woman Li Chen, 46, pleaded guilty today via video conference in U.S. District Court today to conspiring to steal scientific trade secrets and conspiring to commit wire fraud concerning the research, identification and treatment of a range of pediatric medical conditions. “Once again we see the People’s Republic of China (PRC) facilitating the theft of our nation’s ingenuity ...

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Researcher Charged with Illegally Using U.S. Grant Funds to Develop Scientific Expertise for China

A rheumatology professor and researcher with strong ties to China has been ordered held without bond to face a charge of grant fraud for not disclosing that he was engaged in a sophisticated scheme to use approximately $4.1 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop China’s expertise in the areas of rheumatology and immunology.  He ...

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Wray: FBI Opens A New Chinese Spy Investigation Every 10 Hours

The FBI opens a new counterintelligence investigation related to Chinese espionage every 10 hours, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a speech Tuesday, which he billed as the most detailed discussion of the threat posed by China that the FBI has ever disclosed to the public. “The greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information, intelligence property and to our economic ...

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Chinese Citizen Convicted of Economic Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets, and Conspiracy

Hao Zhang, 41, of China, was found guilty of economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, and conspiring to commit both offenses today, announced the Department of Justice. From 2010 to 2015, Zhang conspired to and did steal trade secrets from two companies: Avago and Skyworks. Avago is a designer, developer, and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, ...

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Apple Has ‘Deep Concerns’ That Two Ex-Employees Accused Of Stealing Tech Plan To Flee

Apple is worried that two of the company’s ex-employees who were born in China and are accused of stealing trade secrets from the company could flee to their native countries before the trial. Prosecutors for Apple argued at a court hearing Monday that Xiaolang Zhang and Jizhong Chen are flight risks and should be monitored, Reuters reported. Zhang worked on ...

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Chinese National Who Worked at Monsanto Indicted as Industrial Spy

Haitao Xiang, 42, formerly of Chesterfield, Missouri, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to commit economic espionage, three counts of economic espionage, one count of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets and three counts of theft of trade secrets. According to the indictment, Xiang was employed by Monsanto and its subsidiary, The ...

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Russian and Italian Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets From American Aviation Company

A Russian national and an Italian national have been charged in the United States with conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from an American aviation company. Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57, and Maurizio Paolo Bianchi, 59, were charged by a criminal complaint on Aug. 21.  Korshunov was arrested on Aug. 30 at Naples International Airport in Italy.  The complaint was ...

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