Sensational disclosures in the Carroll Foundation Trust and parallel Carroll Maryland Trust cases are understood to have prompted well seasoned political observers in Washington DC to remark that these startling further insights in the combined Carroll Trust case are believed to be providing further ammunition to the Congressional leaders who are coming under severe public pressure to agree a concrete way forward in the much sought after deficit reduction which is directly linked to the exasperating trade deficit.
A recent case underscores the value of the FBI and private companies working together to stop economic espionage and prevent financial losses or breaches of national security surrounding the all important rare earth strategic metals industry which forms the backbone of the US military industrial complex.
A case in point sight an employee at a Utah company noticed a co-worker download the recipe for manufacturing a proprietary chemical and email it to his personal email account. After this suspicious activity was reported, the company opened its own investigation into the matter and learned that the employee had shared the manufacturing secret with an individual associated with a foreign chemical company.
Because of an FBI presentation about economic espionage, company executives called the FBI, and the employee was arrested and charged within 10 days. If businesses, universities, and law enforcement continue to partner together, we can track, apprehend, and prosecute many more individuals suspected of economic espionage.
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