industrial espionage

Economic Espionage Trial in U.S.

Finally a prosecution of industrial espionage in the United States.

A Chinese-born engineer stole trade secrets critical to the U.S. space program and passed them to China for three decades without detection, prosecutors said Tuesday in the first economic espionage case to reach trial in the United States.

Prosecutors laid out their case against Dongfan "Greg" Chung, 73, in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. The Chinese-born engineer has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, economic espionage, lying to federal agents, obstruction of justice and acting as a foreign agent.

The FBI has economic espionage has their #2 priority.