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Three Employees of Chinese Internet Security Firm Charged with Computer Hacking, Theft of Trade Secrets, Conspiracy, and Identity Theft Affecting Three Corporate Victims

On November 27, 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Soo C. Song, and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Division Robert Johnson announced the unsealing of an indictment charging three Chinese nationals with computer hacking, theft of trade secrets, conspiracy, and identity theft from 2011 to May 2017.  The indictment charged these three individuals, employed by the
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Seven People Charged with Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets for Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company

On May 24, 2017, seven people, including four U.S. citizens, were charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets.  The criminal complaint alleges that a Chinese manufacturer created a Houston-based subsidiary in order to develop syntactic foam, a marine engineering product with both commercial and military uses.  The subsidiary began a campaign to hire former employees of “Company A,” a marine technology leader, by offering cash incentives and high salaries.  The company hired two former Company
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Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage and Theft of a Trade Secret from U.S. Company

On May 19, 2017, Xu Jiaqiang pled guilty to economic espionage and theft of a trade secret, in connection with Xu’s theft of his former employer’s proprietary source code with intent to benefit the People’s Republic of China.  According to the charging documents, from November 2010 to May 2014,  Xu was employed as a developer for a U.S. company (the “Victim Company”).  In that position, Xu had access to certain proprietary software (the “Proprietary Software”),
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Former DuPont Engineer Sentenced for Conspiracy to Sell Trade Secrets

On August 26, Robert Maegerle, a former engineer for DuPont, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for conspiring to sell trade secrets relating to the manufacture of titanium dioxide to Chinese government-owned companies.  Maegerle was found guilty by a jury last March, after a six-week trial.  Maegerle’s co-defendant, Walter Liew, used Maegerle’s experience in building titanium dioxide plants for DuPont to launch contracts with Chinese companies to build similar facilities in China.  United States
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Toray Chemical Korea to Pay Over $2 Million for Attempted Theft of Trade Secrets

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
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