Here’s what GM got when they tried to save money by hiring hardworking immigrant STEM workers: Chinese industrial espionage.
DETROIT (AP) — A former General Motors engineer convicted of stealing thousands of pages of hybrid technology was sentenced Wednesday to just a year and a day in prison, far below the punishment sought by the government in a case that involved her husband and an alleged scheme to take the trade secrets to China…
Federal guidelines called for a minimum sentence of 6½ years for Du and husband Yu Qin, but those guidelines aren`t mandatory.
A 366-day sentence allows Du to shave months off for good behavior, meaning her actual time in prison could be only nine or 10 months.[ Judge gives major break in GM theft case, Judge orders relatively short sentences for couple in GM hybrid secrets case, Associated Press, By Ed White, AP, May 1, 2013]
I suppose we`re stuck with these permanent "security threats" after their release from prison.
Would you hire an engineer who was looking to immediately steal and take your intellectual property to China?