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Case Number: 1:20-cr-00109-MAD
Judge: Mae A. D'Agostino
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (Albany County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Albany, New York criminal lawyer represented defendant charged with stealing trade secrets.
Yang Sui, age 43, of Niskayuna, New York, was charged for stealing trade secrets.
As part of his earlier guilty plea, Sui admitted that between about January 1, 2015 and December 21, 2017, he stole multiple electronic files that contained the General Electric Company’s trade secrets surrounding the research, development, design and manufacture of its silicon carbide metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs).
MOSFETs are small electronic semiconductors/switches that regulate the flow of electricity through devices; they are used in a variety of products.
Sui further admitted that in about 2017, he was developing a business plan to start his own company whose purpose was to manufacture and sell MOSFETs.
There was no evidence that Sui transferred the MOSFET trade secrets to anyone else.
This case was investigated by the FBI, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss and Trial Attorney Matthew Chang of the Department of Justice’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, part of the National Security Division.
18:1832(a)(1) - THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS with Forfeiture Allegation
Outcome: TEXT Minute Entry for Sentencing held on 4/30/2021 for Yang Sui (1), before U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino: Appearances by Richard Belliss, AUSA for the Government; Eric Yaffe, Esq. for the defendant; and PO Sheffer; Judge D'Agostino inquires of counsel regarding review of the presentence investigation report and objections; The Court adopts the factual information and the guideline applications contained in the presentence investigation report; Counsel for the Government Rests on it's submissions; Defense counsel addresses the Court and seeks a non-custodial sentence; The defendant addresses the Court; The Court imposes sentence - The defendant is sentenced on Count 1 of the Information to a term of Probation for 1 year, with standard and special conditions - including immigration requirements; Fine of $5,000.00, to be paid within 90 days; Special Assessment of $100.00; and Forfeiture pursuant to the forfeiture order; The defendant is advised that if he is unable to pay with fine within 90 days, justifications would have to be provided to the Court to extend the payment period; Parties advised of Appeal Rights. (Court Reporter Theresa Casal, CRD Britney Norton [Time 12:02 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.]) (ban) (Entered: 04/30/2021)