Classified data in the Jianyu Huang fraud case?
Roughly one year
ago, Jianyu Huang, a former employee of Sandia National Labs was charged
with multiple counts of federal contract fraud allegedly committed
during his employment by Sandia. The Albuquerque Journal reported on
June 6, 2012:
“The indictment says Huang on five separate
occasions between January 2009 and this February sold at least $25,000
worth of “equipment, materials, the time and work product of (Sandia)
staff, and intangible property, including the right to determine what
work is performed at (Sandia,) and Sandia’s proprietary interest in
intellectual property developed” at the labs.”
“The sixth count
in the indictment alleges Huang lied to a Sandia counterintelligence
officer, whom he told he would not take a lab-owned laptop computer with
him on a trip to China last July. The indictment says Huang took the
Sandia laptop on that trip.”
reported on June 5, 2012 that: “He did not have access to classified
national security information, Sandia National Labs said.”
on May 15, 2013, the Assistant U.S. attorney, Jonathon M. Gerson, filed
a “Motion for entry of stipulated protective order” that states:
case involves “Restricted Data,” “Formerly Restricted Data,” and other
information that has been classified in the interest of the national
security and subject to the provisions of CIPA.”
Data” and “Formerly Restricted Data” are specific to classified
information about atomic weapons.
So what is going on?
could the trial of a person without “access to classified national
security information” involve “Restricted Data” and “Formerly Restricted
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