On July 9, South Korean chemical company Toray Chemical Korea entered into a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges that it attempted to steal trade secrets from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.  The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Dana J. Boente, announced that, as part of the DPA, Toray would pay just over $2 million in criminal penalties, implement an enhanced compliance and ethics program, continue to cooperate with the government’s investigation, and remediate past problems.  According to court documents, Toray (formerly known as Woongjin Chemical) sought to develop materials to compete with DuPont’s high-performance Nomex fiber and, in 2011, attempted to obtain trade secrets related to Nomex from former DuPont employees.  United States v. Toray Chemical Korea Inc. 14 Cr. 93 (E.D. VA.) DOJ Press Release.