WILMINGTON, Del. – A former employee of a chemical company that pleaded guilty for conspiring to steal trade secrets is prohibited from ever returning to the United States.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports Former Chemours Co. employee Jerry Jindong Xu was sentenced Wednesday in Delaware federal court to 10 months in prison, the time he is ready.
The 48-year-old naturalized Canadian who was born and raised in China pleaded guilty earlier this month to trying to steal trade secrets and sell them to Chinese investors. Prosecutors have said the conspiracy involved stealing trade secrets in connection with chemicals used to mine precious metals such as gold. Chemours, which is a spin-off of the DuPont Co. in 2015, the world’s largest producer of one of these substances.
He is set to be deported to Canada Wednesday.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com