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Chinese citizen charged with stealing trade secrets from oil company in US

An affidavit filed by the FBI alleges that Tan stole trade secrets about an unidentified product worth more than $1 billion to his employer to benefit a Chinese company

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A Chinese national employed by an company has been charged with stealing trade secrets.

Federal prosecutors in said Friday that 35-year-old is accused of stealing trade secrets from his unnamed US-based employer that operates a research facility in the area.

An affidavit filed by the FBI alleges that Tan stole trade secrets about an unidentified product worth more than $1 billion to his employer to benefit a Chinese company where Tan had been offered work.

Authorities say Tan allegedly downloaded hundreds of computer files regarding the manufacture of a "research and "

Court records show Tan made an initial appearance before a Thursday and remains in custody. A preliminary and detention hearing is scheduled next week.

First Published: Sat, December 22 2018. 05:20 IST
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