Federal charges have been dropped in the case of a former Bridgestone Firestone Tech Center scientist who was accused of stealing trade secrets.
The Beacon Journal reports U.S. District Court Judge James Gwin signed paperwork from the U.S. Attorney's office in Cleveland dismissing all federal charges against Dr. Xiaorong Wang on Tuesday.
Judge Gwin dismissed most of the charges in late September stating that there was insufficient evidence for a conviction.
Wang's attorney say his client never intended to steal trade secrets from the company or to benefit from from the information.
Wang was fired in 2010 after the FBI accused him of downloading and taking valuable inside information from his place of employment at the Bridgestone Americas Center For Research and Technology.