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Judge Grants Hao Zhang Additional Freedoms with Prosecutors’ Consent
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Judge Grants Hao Zhang Additional Freedoms with Prosecutors’ Consent

By Sharon Simonson A federal magistrate judge has agreed to allow Chinese Professor Hao Zhang the right to leave his Mountain View apartment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to permit him to buy food and complete other household errands and chores. Zhang’s wife, Fan Liping, a Chinese citizen, has been with him since his May 16 arrest at the Los Angeles International Airport and has lived with him in Mountain View since he was released from federal custody July 29. Now she must return to China no later than Nov. 15 by the terms of her temporary U.S.-visitor visa. It is the second time Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins has agreed to loosen the conditions of Zhang’s house arrest. The judge previously gave permission for Zhang to leave his apartment and to use amenities on the cam...
U.S. Magistrate Judge Says Zhang Must Stay in County Jail—for Now
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U.S. Magistrate Judge Says Zhang Must Stay in County Jail—for Now

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—A Chinese professor accused of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from two Silicon Valley technology companies will remain in the Santa Clara County jail until at least June 24. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins told Hao Zhang’s defense attorneys June 10 that he would reconsider the defendant’s status but that he needed stronger proof that Zhang stood to lose personally in the event of his flight to evade the federal charges. Zhang was arrested May 16 at the Los Angeles International Airport after federal agents boarded his plane from China as it remained on the tarmac. He is accused of stealing trade secrets with commercial and military applications from a former employer in conspiracy with five other Chinese scientists and the Chi...