Feds say search shows NM scientist paid by China

Jun 18, 2012

Investigators say they have evidence groups in China were paying a former Sandia National Labs scientist to travel to their country to share stolen research. KRQE-TV reports federal agents say they found proof that Jianyu Huang was getting reimbursed for hotels, airfare and other expenses for trips to China, according to a released search warrant.

The document says shipping invoices showed materials from China were sent to Huang's Albuquerque home. Authorities say Huang is accused of embezzling and sharing information from his position with the lab's Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies since 2009. They allege Huang went online to share data with universities in China.