Sandia scientist to be arraigned for stealing research

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government says a former Sandia National Labs scientist stole research to share it with China.

KRQE-TV reports Jianyu Huang will be arraigned Tuesday on several federal charges, according to an unsealed federal indictment.

Huang, who was arrested over the weekend, faces five counts of federal program fraud and one count of making false statements.

Authorities say Huang passed off nanotechnology research that belongs to the U.S. as his own. They say he went online to share the data with state-run schools in China.

Huang is also accused of lying about taking a lab-owned laptop computer there.

Sandia Lab says Huang was fired in April for violating procedures and he never had access to classified national security information.