Dow Ex-Worker Nabbed For Alleged Trade Secret Theft

Law360, New York (August 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After months of escaping the law, a former employee of agrochemical giant Dow Chemical Co. has been arrested in Seattle on charges that he stole company trade secrets in order to market them to Chinese businesses.

U.S. Attorney David Dugas announced the news today, revealing that Wen Shyu Liou had been taken into custody exactly seventeenth months after first being indicted.

“The protection of the trade secrets of American companies is a high priority of this Administration,” said Dugas.

Authorities nabbed the nearly 70-year-old Liou on...
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