Skip to comments.Dow Research Scientist Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Stealing Trade Secrets
Posted on 01/13/2012 9:17:22 PM PST by Larry381
WASHINGTONA former research scientist was sentenced late yesterday to 60 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the Peoples Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Departments Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana.
U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady also sentenced Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 75, of Houston, to two years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $600,000 and pay a $25,000 fine. A federal jury in Baton Rouge, La., convicted Liu on Feb. 7, 2011, of one count of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and one count of perjury.
According to the evidence presented in court, Liu came to the United States from China for graduate work. He began working for Dow in 1965 and retired in 1992. Dow is a leading producer of the elastomeric polymer, chlorinated polyethylene (CPE). Dows Tyrin CPE is used in a number of applications worldwide, such as automotive and industrial hoses, electrical cable jackets and vinyl siding.
While employed at Dow, Liu worked as a research scientist at the companys Plaquemine, La., facility on various aspects of the development and manufacture of Dow elastomers, including Tyrin CPE. Liu had access to trade secrets and confidential and proprietary information pertaining to Dows Tyrin CPE process and product technology. The evidence at trial established that Liu conspired with at least four current and former employees of Dows facilities in Plaquemine and Stade, Germany, who had worked in Tyrin CPE production, to misappropriate those trade secrets in an effort to develop and market CPE process design packages to various Chinese companies.
Liu traveled extensively throughout China to market the stolen information, and evidence introduced at trial showed that he paid current and former Dow employees for Dows CPE-related material and information. In one instance, Liu bribed a then-employee at the Plaquemine facility with $50,000 in cash to provide Dows process manual and other CPE-related information.
In addition, according to evidence presented at trial related to the perjury charge, Liu falsely denied during a deposition that he made arrangements for a co-conspirator to travel to China to meet with representatives of a Chinese company interested in designing and building a new CPE plant. Liu was under oath at the time of the deposition, which was part of a federal civil suit brought by Dow against Liu.
Happens every day. The feds encourage the hiring of foreigners, knowing full well that many are spies. We even have illegal aliens in top secret facilties and foreigners working sensitive and classified projects, with the full knowledge of the military, federal government and the State Department.
And I insist, again, that it’s time to cease allowing ANY immigration, work visas, student visas, etc.
America jobs for Americans, shut the door on spies, saboteurs, terrorist and moochers.
If I had been the judge this SOB would have gotten life, and forfeiture of ALL his assets.
Congress should put a hefty tariff on products from China made using the stolen tech.
It doesn't work for North Korea or Cuba and it won't work for us.
Not the same thing at all.
Anyone who wants to leave can go wherever will take them.
But it’s time to close the gate, America is full, no more divided loyalties.
It’s only illegal if your not a member of congress.
No, America is not full. Not by any standard any reasonable person might want to fly. Now if we were the UK with a population density approaching 800 people per square mile maybe. However, we’re still shy of 100 people per square mile with enough natural resources to employ ten times our number.
And I insist, again, that its time to cease allowing ANY immigration, work visas, student visas, etc.Ooooh, and then what? Maybe purge out the undesirables that remain?
Does your density number include the thousands of square miles of the uninhabitable West?
Clearly you have not looked at how our population is distributed.
Those wonderful “Cities” are the toilets of our culture, we do not need more crowding, or foreign languages and cultures to divide us.
We do not need more imported disease carriers, spies, etc.
No need to repeat my entire earlier post, you enjoy all that wonderful “Diversity”, in all it’s forms, I will work on getting our borders closed.
I live in one of the largest cities in the USA. It ain’t so bad.