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Scientist admits receiving trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline to aid company in China

September 15, 2018

By Staff

A research scientist from California pleaded guilty Friday in Philadelphia federal court to receiving trade secrets on anticancer research smuggled from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to bolster a fledgling but potential rival startup in China.

Tao Li, 45, of San Diego, admitted to receiving documents from Yu Xue, 48, of Wayne, who pleaded guilty last month to illegally taking proprietary information from GSK while she worked at the British drugmaker’s suburban Philadelphia facility.

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