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Computers / Industrial and Economic Theft #164954

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Ken Kashiwahara) The breaking up of a gang that has been stealing computer components featured; scenes shown from San Jose, California, where the increasingly violent high-tech thefts took place. [FBI Mark MERSHON - describes the violence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from FBI director Louis Freeh about the extent of economic spying noted.

(New York: Brian Ross) Economic espionage in the United States by foreign countries featured; one case cited as an example. [District attorney investigator John SMITH, professor James CHANDLER - cite the crimes of Frenchman Marc Goldberg.] [Before Congressional committee, FREEH - says federal laws are needed.] ABC said finding that Goldberg, who got a light sentence after being caught stealing for France, is back working in Silicon Valley.

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Ross, Brian

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