Corporate espionage

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 - 8:20 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 - 5:51 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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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Wray's appearance before the committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 23, 2019 - 1:19 pm
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...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Wray's appearance before the committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 23, 2019 - 11:16 am
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...
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July 11, 2019 - 12:35 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 to China. The Justice Department has unsealed an indictment charging Xudong Yao with nine counts of trade secrets theft. Federal prosecutors...
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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 - 5:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A federal jury in Texas has ruled that Huawei stole technology from a Silicon Valley startup, but it didn't award any damages. After a three-week trial, jurors determined Wednesday that while Huawei had misappropriated secrets from the startup, CNEX, Huawei didn't benefit from it. The...
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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The American was detained at the end of December for alleged spying. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 03, 2019 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of a Michigan corporate security executive on espionage allegations in Russia seemed to his family like a horrible mistake, a misunderstanding that could be quickly resolved with help from the U.S. government. But it hasn't worked out that way. Six months later, and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2019, apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. It does not name specific countries or companies and gives the Department of Commerce 150 days to come up with regulations. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:01 am
In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever...
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FILE - This Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, shows company signage on display near the Huawei office building at its research and development center in Dongguan, in south China's Guangdong province. The Chinese tech giant Huawei has pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges that it stole trade secrets from T-Mobile. A company representative entered the pleas Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in federal court in Seattle, where a 10-count indictment was unsealed in January. Charges include conspiracy to steal trade secrets, attempted theft of trade secrets, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
February 28, 2019 - 2:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Chinese tech giant Huawei pleaded not guilty Thursday to U.S. trade-theft charges in a case that has heightened a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. The pleas were entered in federal court in Seattle, where a 10-count indictment was unsealed in January...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, shows company signage on display near the Huawei office building at its research and development center in Dongguan, in south China's Guangdong province. A federal indictment accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, in the form of a robot designed to automatically test phones for problems. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin Wednesday in Washington that are intended to defuse the trade war between the administration and Beijing. The Justice Department charged...
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