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Publication Date: Friday, December 31, 2004

Chinese defrauder gets two years Chinese defrauder gets two years (December 31, 2004)

A former employee of a Mountain View software company was sentenced to two years in state prison for gaining unauthorized access to the company's computers, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Luke Macaulay said recently.

Yan Ming Shan, 35, of China, had pleaded guilty to the indictment in July 2004 and admitted he attempted to defraud 3DGeo Development Inc. Macaulay said Shan had worked for 3DGeo, a company that develops software used to survey land for sources of natural gas and oil, from April to September 2002.

The company employed Shan under an agreement with one of its customers, PetroChina, who arranged for Shan's travel to California for software training.

Shan then accessed the company's computer systems in an attempt to obtain proprietary software programs and source codes.

He was arrested in September 2002 as he attempted to board a flight to China, Macaulay said.
-- Bay City News

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