Chinese Energy Co. Charged With Trade Secret Theft

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 10:57 PM EDT) -- A Chinese energy company, its U.S. affiliate and a Chinese national were indicted on charges of stealing trade secrets from an oil and gas manufacturer based in Houston, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

China-based Jason Energy Technologies Co. and Texas-based Jason Oil and Gas Equipment LLC were charged with conspiracy, theft of trade secrets and attempted theft of trade secrets. Chinese national Lei Gao, also known as Jason Gao, faces the same charges and an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

The DOJ also said that Robert Erford Jr. was charged in relation to the case and that Erford pled...

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