Chinese Scientists Attempted To Steal Seeds, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 6:01 PM EST) -- Authorities for the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sought arrest warrants for a pair of Chinese agricultural scientists, alleging that they conspired to steal cutting-edge seeds containing recombinant proteins from a biopharmaceutical company in order to give researchers in their home country a competitive advantage.

The 25-page complaint alleged that defendants Weiqiang Zhang and Wengui Yan orchestrated a plot to deliver the stolen seeds to a group of visitors from China, which was uncovered by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection when the delegation...
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