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Russian, Italian charged with stealing GE Aviation secrets

Washington (AFP) – A Russian with government ties and an Italian aerospace expert have been charged with the theft of jet engine technology from leading American manufacturer GE Aviation, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.

Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57, and Maurizio Paolo Bianchi, 59 were charged in a just-unsealed criminal complaint with stealing trade secrets in the latest case involving theft of US aviation industry intellectual property.

The Justice Department said that from 2013 to 2018, Korshunov hired Bianchi, a former director for GE Aviation’s Italian subsidiary, to…

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