Chinese National Nabbed for Stealing Biotech Corn
Washington--Mo Hailong, a Chinese national, was arrested earlier this week for stealing biotech corn from Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer. Hailong worked for a seed company in China and has been charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets.
The CEO and several other employees of the company he worked for are co-conspirators but live in China or Canada and have not been apprehended. Hailong is facing up to 10 years in prison and a $5 million fine if convicted.