Researcher admits plot to steal GSK secrets to sell in China


August 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cancer researcher pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme that involved plans to set up companies in China to market them.

Yu Xue entered a guilty plea in federal court to a single conspiracy count. The government dropped more than two dozen other pending counts against the researcher.

In court Friday, Xue said she didn't understand that the material she was emailing to her private account and then to others— including portions of her own patent application for certain r...

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