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Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

Lin, Yong

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Alias:

Yong, Lin

DESCRIPTION

Date(s) of Birth Used:

December 2, 1976

Place of Birth:

Anhui, China

NCIC:

W259009343

Occupation:

Rice Research and Development Manager for Beijing Kings Nower Seed S&T Co., Ltd.

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Brown

Sex:

Male

Race:

Asian

Nationality:

Chinese

Scars and Marks:

Lin, Yong has a birthmark on his forehead.

Remarks:

Lin, Yong should be considered an international flight risk. He has possibly visited China and Argentina. Lin, Yong may wear glasses. He also speaks Mandarin and English.

CAUTION

From approximately April 2011 to approximately December 2012, Lin, Yong, Wang, Hongwei, Wang, Lei, Ye, Jian, and Li, Shaoming allegedly conspired to steal the intellectual property of several United States-based seed manufacturing companies and transport the intellectual property to the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their China-based seed company. The 5 individuals are alleged to have conspired to steal "inbred" corn seed from Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, and LG Seeds. This “inbred” or “parent” line of seed constitutes valuable intellectual property of a seed producer. The estimated loss on an “inbred” line of seed is approximately 5 to 8 years of research and a minimum of 30 to 40 million dollars.

After Lin, Yong was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on December 17, 2013.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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