California Businessman Sentenced to 15 Years for Trade Secret Theft

By James Kachmar

A California businessman, Walter Liew, was recently sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after being found guilty by a jury on charges of trade secret theft, economic espionage, witness tampering and making false statements.  Mr. Liew, who had contracts with a Chinese company Pangang Group, was charged with stealing trade secrets from DuPont that included plans and information regarding a manufacturing plant.  The prosecutors allege that Mr.

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