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Scientists Accused of Stealing Seeds
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:54 AM CST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Two scientists from China have been indicted on federal charges accusing them of stealing seeds developed by a U.S. bioscience company and giving the seeds to members of a visiting delegation from China.

A federal grand jury in Kansas indicted Weiqiang Zhang, an agricultural seed breeder at Ventria Bioscience's facility in Junction City, and Wengui Yan, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research geneticist in Arkansas, on one count each of conspiracy to steal trade secrets and theft of trade secrets.

Zhang and Yan were initially charged in a federal complaint last week with conspiracy to ...

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