Judge Considers Sentence For Chemist Who Stole Trade Secrets

Feb. 28, 2022
Sentencing is continued until May 9.

A chemist who was convicted of stealing trade secrets from companies including Eastman Chemical will have to wait a bit longer to learn his punishment. Sentencing for Dr. Xiaorong You, aka Shannon You, is continued until May 9, while the judge considers an appropriate sentence, according to an article from WCYB.com.

You was previously convicted of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, conspiracy to commit economic espionage, possession of stolen trade secrets, economic espionage and wire fraud. Determining the dollar amount of the loss is the point of contention and one that may mean the difference between time served and a 20-year prison sentence, according to the article. The U.S. Department of Justice reportedly determined that the trade secrets You stole took nearly $120 million to develop. The information is related to formulations for bisphenol-A-free (BPA-free) coatings for the inside of beverage cans. 

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