Feds say affidavit shows China paid NM scientist

June 19, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for a former Sandia National Labs scientist accused of stealing research says his client has not committed espionage.

Brian Pori said Monday a search warrant affidavit only states what [auth] authorities hope to find to prove Jianyu Huang was passing data to universities in China.

KRQE-TV ( reports federal agents say in the document they found evidence Huang was getting reimbursed for airfare and other expenses for trips to China.

The document says shipping invoices showed materials from China were sent to Huang’s Albuquerque home.

Pori says Huang frequently collaborated with scientists from other countries. Pori also says Huang can get reimbursement if he’s invited to lecture.

Authorities say Huang is accused of embezzling and sharing information from his position with the lab’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies since 2009.

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