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Former DuPont researcher hit with federal data theft charges




Former DuPont researcher hit with federal data theft charges
Former DuPont researcher hit with federal data theft charges



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139014/Former_DuPont_researcher_hit_with_federal_data_theft_charges?taxonomyId=17 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
October 6, 2009 
Computerworld

A former research scientist at DuPont USA who is already facing civil 
charges for allegedly attempting to steal corporate secrets from the 
company, has been hit with a federal criminal complaint on the same 
charges.

Prosecutors charged Hong Meng with exceeding his authority to access a 
protected computer when he downloaded certain documents from his 
DuPont-issued laptop computer to an external USB flash drive and then 
moved them onto his home computer.

Meng, a Chinese national with permanent resident status in the U.S., was 
arrested Oct. 2 and appeared before Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge. He 
was released on the condition that by Oct. 16 he must establish a 
permanent address in Delaware at which he can be electronically 
monitored.

DuPont in September filed a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court accusing 
Meng of stealing data on a new, thin-computer display technology called 
"organic light emitting diode" or OLED. DuPont claimed that Meng planned 
to use the stolen information to commercialize OLED products in 
conjunction with Peking University in Beijing, which is developing 
similar technology.

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