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Indiana Scientist Ordered Detained on Charges of Economic Espionage

In Breaking News, Economic Espionage on September 1, 2010 at 2:47 am
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AP reports that a former Indiana scientist accused of illegally sending trade secrets worth $300 million to China and Germany was ordered detained Tuesday on charges of economic espionage.  A federal indictment unsealed in Indianapolis alleges that Kexue Huang, who was born in China, passed on proprietary information about the development of organic pesticides to Hunan Normal University while he worked as a researcher for Dow AgroSciences in Indiana from 2003 to 2008.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Ridgeway said Huang, a Canadian citizen with permanent U.S. resident status, used a “patient and calculated” plan to “drain” the Indianapolis-based company of technology that took 20 years to develop. Read the rest of this entry »