Lin, Yong

Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

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Yong, Lin


Date(s) of Birth Used December 2, 1976
Place of Birth Anhui, China
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Sex Male
Race Asian
Occupation Rice Research and Development Manager for Beijing Kings Nower Seed S&T Co., Ltd.
Nationality Chinese
Scars and Marks Lin, Yong has a birthmark on his forehead.
NCIC W259009343


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.


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.

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