Former Bridgestone researcher arrested for alleged trade secrets theft

ERJ staff report (DS)

Cleveland, Ohio — A former researcher for Bridgestone Americas has been arrested on suspicion of theft of trade secrets and making false statements, according to a criminal complaint filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Xiaorong Wang, 50, was scheduled to appear before the district court yesterday.

According to the court affidavit, Bridgestone fired Mr. Wang in April 2010 for sending inappropriate emails to colleagues. The same day he was terminated, Wang allegedly spent several hours in Bridgestone’s Akron…

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