Former Boston Scientific Engineer Accused of Fraud

October 22, 2014

A former Boston Scientific engineer has pleaded not guilty to stealing trade secrets from his employer.

Forty-seven-year-old Aaron Quoc Khieu, of Maple Grove, Minn.,has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of wire fraud and theft of trade secrets. The indictment accused Khieu of using a thumb drive to steal more than 100 files from Boston Scientific’s internal document management system.

The Star Tribune reports the indictment says Khieu helped design a specialized heart catheter and took the designs and manufacturing data that belonged to Boston Scientific and tried to recruit investors for a new company, Snowflake Medical.

Khieu says his attorney is still reviewing discovery materials in the case.

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