Jury convicts ex-GE engineer of economic espionage conspiracy

By Stewart Bishop (April 1, 2022, 7:37 PM EDT) – A federal jury in New York has convicted a former General Electric Co. engineer of an alleged conspiracy to steal GE’s steam turbine trade secrets for the benefit of himself and the Chinese government.

After a four-week trial, jurors on Thursday returned a mixed verdict for Xiaoqing Zheng, 59, of Niskayuna, New York, convicting him of one count of conspiracy to commit murder. economic espionage, acquitting him on substantive charges of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets and deadlocked on seven other charges. Michael Barnett, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, told Law360 that prosecutors…

Stay one step ahead

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You need to know what’s going on with customers, competitors, practice areas and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to stay an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data in articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of lawsuits, etc.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, motions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and more!



Comments are closed.