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10.31.2007

charges dropped against chinese national in tech case

The Justice Department has dropped all criminal charges against Yueqiang "Bill" Chen, who was accused of selling technology made by his Silicon Valley employer to a Chinese cruise missile laboratory: Charges Dropped in Dual-Use Tech Case. He was indicted last year on five felony accounts, accused of lying on export declarations and illegally shipping $1.3 million in vibration technology to China in 2003 and 2005. But it looks like the charges aren't going to stick. The U.S. attorney's office has dropped the case. Once again, ain't no Chinese people selling secrets around here...