Charges dropped against former Bridgestone scientist

By Miles Moore, Crain staff (TB)

Cleveland, Ohio — The federal government has dropped all charges against a former Bridgestone Americas scientist who had been accused of stealing trade secrets from the company and then lying to federal agents about it.

Judge James S. Gwin of the Cleveland federal district court dismissed trade secret theft charges against Xiaorong Wang Sept. 26. Judge Gwin ruled there was insufficient evidence that Wang would gain any economic benefit from the documents he downloaded in April 2010, or that…

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