Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

An indictment charges Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, of Niskayuna, New York, and Zhaoxi Zhang, 47, of Liaoning Province, China, with economic espionage and conspiring to steal General Electric’s (GE’s) trade secrets surrounding turbine technologies, knowing and intending that those stolen trade secrets would be used to benefit the People’s Republic of China.  Assistant Attorney General for … More Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has introduced the Deterring Espionage by Foreign Entities through National Defense (DEFEND) Act, which would update the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) to better address the growing threat of economic and industrial espionage perpetrated by foreign actors. This legislation increases the damages available for victims … More Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

Insider Sentenced for Economic Espionage

California Engineer Sold Satellite Secrets to “Foreign Agent” On July 7, 2016, three days after his fellow Americans had celebrated the nation’s Independence Day, engineer Gregory Allen Justice, who worked for a cleared government contractor in California, was arrested in a hotel room for selling sensitive satellite information to someone he believed was a Russian … More Insider Sentenced for Economic Espionage