Prosecutors Struggle to Avoid Technical Conundrum in DuPont Spy Case

Issue could signal an obstacle to similar prosecutions even as U.S. government raises alarm that industrial spying is widespread

, The Recorder


After a setback, federal prosecutors are fighting to salvage their aggressive economic espionage case against four Chinese corporations accused of paying close to $30 million for stolen DuPont trade secrets. But a federal judge still seems skeptical the government has lawfully served the Chinese entities under the rules of federal criminal procedure.

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