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Husband-wife researchers charged with stealing trade secrets

Sep. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have announced trade secret theft charges against husband-and-wife researchers who worked for 10 years at an Ohio children's hospital research institute. A grand jury indictment handed down in July and unsealed Monday accuses the couple of stealing cellular...

Russian, Italian accused of trying to steal GE trade secrets

Sep. 5, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men from Italy and Russia have been charged with trying to steal trade secrets from an American aviation company, U.S. prosecutors said Thursday. The Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint Thursday accusing the two of plotting to steal intellectual property, including...

CORRECTS: Former Google engineer faces criminal charges for stealing self-driving car trade secrets before joining Uber

Aug. 27, 2019 4:17 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — CORRECTS: Former Google engineer faces criminal charges for stealing self-driving car trade secrets before joining Uber. (Corrects APNewsAlert to remove reference to secrets being sold to Uber.)

Houston man convicted of stealing trade secrets for China

Jul. 30, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Houston man of stealing corporate trade secrets for the purpose of forwarding them for the benefit of Chinese authorities. The jury in Washington, D.C. on Monday convicted 54-year-old Shan Shi of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets. Federal prosecutors...

Spain's no. 2 bank to be probed over police spy case

Jul. 29, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it has accepted the request of state anti-corruption prosecutors to probe Spain's second-biggest bank for allegedly paying a police investigator to carry out industrial espionage. The National Court said Monday that it will investigate the BBVA bank for alleged...

FBI's Wray dodges questions on Mueller report's findings

Jul. 23, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel's Russia investigation , offering a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when Robert Mueller testifies to Congress. Wray, in an appearance before the Senate Judiciary...

The Latest: FBI chief Wray says China poses a serious threat

Jul. 23, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee (all times local): 11:10 a.m. FBI Director Christopher Wray says China poses a more serious counterintelligence threat to the United States than any other country, including Russia. Wray told the Senate...