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Focus (Crime: Economic Espionage) #611465

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 02, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The growing crime of economic espionage against American industry examined; scenes shown of security at Fonar Corp., where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was developed. [Fonar founder Dr. Raymond DAMADIAN - says if technology is stolen, you cannot compete.] FBI report on four methods of spying outlined on screen. [Chubb Insurance Corporation vice chairman John J. DEGNAN - cites losses in the billions.] The difficulties in fighting economic espionage because of the lack of federal laws against stealing company secrets noted. [Before Congress, FBI director Louis FREEH, Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN - comment on espionage by foreign nations.] [Former FBI agent William TAFOYA - comments on the need for training to track spying.]

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