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Federal Prosecutors Pursue Charges against Chinese Prof. Hao Zhang as U.S. Attorneys Drop Like Cases in Philadelphia, Ohio
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Federal Prosecutors Pursue Charges against Chinese Prof. Hao Zhang as U.S. Attorneys Drop Like Cases in Philadelphia, Ohio

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE, Calif.—Will the San Jose indictment against Chinese professor Hao Zhang be the next one the federal government decides to abandon? Zhang is accused of conspiracy to steal trade secrets from two semiconductor companies with Silicon Valley ties for his own benefit and the Chinese government’s. In March and then again this month, federal prosecutors in Philadelphia and Dayton, Ohio, dismissed indictments against two Chinese-Americans accused of similar crimes. Both cases relied heavily on email communications, as does the case against Zhang. Both alleged the theft of secret and valuable information, as does the case against Zhang. In both cases federal prosecutors sought to dismiss after they lost the use of purported evidence key to their claims. In ...