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Dec212011

Chinese Scientist Gets Prison Time for Economic Espionage

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- A Chinese national is heading to a U.S. federal prison for economic espionage.  

U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence on Wednesday sentenced ex-Dow AgroSciences researcher Kexue Huang to seven years in prison.  Huang had been living in Indiana when he provided trade secrets from agricultural giants Dow and Cargill to the Chinese government.  

The 46-year-old scientists pleaded guilty to one count of economic espionage. In a plea agreement he admitted that while working on organic pesticides at the companies he provided secrets to two people working for the Chinese government.

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