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Chinese national sentenced to prison for trade secrets theft

Feb. 28, 2020 10:10 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Chinese national who admitted stealing trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. Hongjin Tan, 36, pleaded guilty in November to theft of a trade secret in connection to his work as a scientist at a Phillips 66 research facility in...

FILE - In this July 18, 2019 file photo Benjamin Glassman, the former United States Attorney of the Southern District of Ohio, speaks during a news conference in Cincinnati. Squire Patton Boggs announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, that Glassman, who recently resigned, will be joining the global law firm as a partner. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Former US attorney joins global law firm

Feb. 20, 2020 2:36 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A global law firm announced Thursday it has hired another prominent former federal official from southwest Ohio. Squire Patton Boggs said Benjamin Glassman will work out of its Cincinnati and Columbus offices as a partner in its government investigations and white collar practice group. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, a man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its United States subsidiaries, accusing the company in a plot to steal trade secrets. The indictment from federal prosecutors was announced Thursday by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

Feb. 14, 2020 7:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The new indictment also alleges the...

From left, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Seth Ducharm, Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, Attorney General William Barr, Assistant Attorney General John Demers, and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung

Equifax hack highlights China interest in U.S. personal data

Feb. 11, 2020 5:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — In 2014, the Obama administration accused five Chinese military agents of targeting Pittsburgh-area industrial companies including Westinghouse Electric, Alcoa and U.S. Steel. Since then, the number of companies allegedly targeted by Chinese hackers has only grown. Chinese President Xi...

Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Seth Ducharm looks on.  Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US says Chinese military stole masses of Americans' data

Feb. 10, 2020 10:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks...

Attorney General William Barr gives the keynote address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS China Initiative Conference, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Barr warns against Chinese 'dominance' in wireless networks

Feb. 6, 2020 9:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr waded into ongoing diplomatic tensions between the United States and China on Thursday, decrying what he said was Beijing's determination to establish “dominance” in the market of next-generation, high-speed wireless networks. Barr spoke as the...