Chinese scientist working in USA sentenced for stealing trade secrets worth billions of dollars

Tan’s luck ran out when he revealed his real intentions to a colleague over dinner. Tan allegedly boasted to his colleague that he actually did have a job waiting for him in China with Xiamen Tungsten. Tan’s companion reported the conversation to his supervisor. Based on the new information, the company immediately dismissed Tan and began to scrutinize the documents and systems he had accessed in the immediate past.