A Chinese-born software engineer convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in federal prison, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. Hanjuan Jin, a 41-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested in 2007 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as she prepared to board a flight to China with a one-way ticket and more than a thousand Motorola documents in her possession. As they built their case against Jin, prosecutors alleged she was a part of a much broader Chinese-run industrial spying effort that posed a threat to the country’s economic prosperity. Read the full story at Reuters.

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