Italy Arrests Russian and Italian Nations for Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets from U.S. Aviation Company

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Bruce Zagaris

On September 5, 2019, a United States court unsealed a criminal complaint,[1] charging a Russian and an Italian national for conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from a United States aviation company.  On August 30, 2019, Italian law enforcement arrested Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57.  The complaint also charges Maurizio Paolo Bianchi, 59.[2] Bianchi was a former director at an Italian subsidiary of GE Aviation, one of the world’s top aircraft engine suppliers.  The company has its headquarters in the South District of Ohio.  During his employment with GE Aviation, Bianchi had responsibility for business in China, Russia, and Asia.