Thursday, March 12, 2009
* The Justice Department is prosecuting two American engineers for entering a Goodyear tire factory in Topeka, Kansas and photographing confidential proprietary manufacturing
equipment for off road tires. They were able to talk their way into the factory, take photographs, and then e-mail those photos to a plant in England. In England those photos were used
to engineer a similar product for a Chinese tire manufacturing company in Guilin, China. The engineers face a maximum of 150 years in prison and $2.75 million in fines. We will have a full report on this case and industrial espionage in this country, particularly in relation to China.