Monday, November 24, 2008, 11/24/2008 07:54:00 AM

FBI takes new approach to bust foreign spies on US soil

An interesting report (video and text) from Texas Cable News about the FBI’s new approach to economic espionage.

The article starts:

“Residents of a quiet neighborhood in New Orleans learned a spy was living among them in February. That month, the FBI raided the home of Tai Shen Kuo, an intelligence-gatherer for the People’s Republic of China.”

The big quotes:

Robinson said these foreign intelligence-gatherers are not just focusing on military secrets. They’re after anything that could give their country an edge or hurt the U.S. That includes info on everything from petrochemical plants to companies that engineer new software to NASA.

To fight economic terrorism, the FBI has opened its doors and is providing information to businesses. The agency briefs them on threats and lets them know what to look out for.

Could 2009 be an even bigger year for economic espionage prosecutions?

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