Corporate espionage

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski speaks to the media, as his attorney Miles Ehrlich stands behind him outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Levandowski, a former Google engineer who helped steer the company’s self-driving car project, was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $850,000 after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke, File)
August 04, 2020 - 9:19 pm
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup came...
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June 26, 2020 - 7:19 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has convicted a Chinese national of economic espionage, stealing trade secrets and engaging in a conspiracy for the benefit of his country's government. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila found Hao Zhang, 41, guilty of the three counts Friday after a four-day...
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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)
February 14, 2020 - 2:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 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...
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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)
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February 10, 2020 - 9:06 pm
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...
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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)
February 06, 2020 - 3:05 pm
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 Trump...
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November 18, 2019 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, a congressional report concluded Monday. The report says the FBI should be more effective and...
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US attorney David Anderson announces criminal spy charges against a San Francisco Bay Area tour operator Xuehua Edward Peng Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Xuehua Edward Peng, who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors, was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China, U.S. government officials announced Monday. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
September 30, 2019 - 7:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal...
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September 05, 2019 - 4:51 pm
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,...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Xudong Yao, also known as...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. A federal jury in Texas rejected Wednesday, June 26, 2019, claims by Chinese telecom-equipment maker Huawei Technologies that Silicon Valley start-up CNEX stole its trade secrets. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 26, 2019 - 5:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A federal jury in Texas has ruled that Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but it didn't award any damages. After a three-week trial, jurors in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, determined Wednesday that while Huawei had misappropriated technology from the...
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