Stealing Trade Secrets
In May 2013, wife and husband team Shanshan Du and Yu Qin were convicted of taking confidential General Motors information about hybrid vehicles and trying to pass it to competitors in China. Du, a former GM engineer, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, and her husband was sentenced to three years for conspiring to sell trade secrets. Prosecutors said that GM estimated that the value of the stolen documents exceeded $40 million.
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