Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets
|Date(s) of Birth Used
||January 28, 1986
|Place of Birth
||Approximately 6'0" (183 cm)
||Approximately 150 pounds (68 kg)
|Scars and Marks
||Liu has a mole on his upper lip.
Gang Liu is wanted for his involvement in a conspiracy to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from a business in the United States on behalf of a Chinese company, known as CBM Future, that was engaged in manufacturing a high-performance foam product with military and civilian uses.
Liu previously worked for the victim business as an engineer and had access to proprietary and trade secret data. Liu and other co-conspirators allegedly stole trade secret information which was then sent to CBM Future in China in furtherance of Chinese Government objectives. It was alleged that Liu was in possession of numerous electronic documents with confidential and trade secret labels at the time of his arrest in May 2017. Liu was indicted for theft of trade secrets in June 2017. Liu fled to China in November 2017 while on supervised release pending his trial. Based on new information, Liu was indicted along with a co-conspirator for economic espionage in addition to theft of trade secrets in April 2018.
A complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on May 23, 2017, alleging Liu, along with several others, conspired to steal trade secrets. The District Court issued a federal arrest warrant for Liu on the same day.