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CLEVELAND -- A 15-count indictment has been handed down by a federal grand jury in Cleveland against a man who allegedly stole trade secrets while working as a scientist at the Bridgestone Center for Research and Technology in Akron.

The indictment charges 50-year-old Xiaorong Wang with eight counts of theft of trade secrets and seven counts of making false statements to federal agents.

According to the indictment, Wang was employed at the Bridgestone facility from May 1995 until April 2010. He's accused of stealing Bridgestone's proprietary trade secret information pertaining to eight projects, formulas and other confidential information.

The Bridgestone Center for Research and Technology conducts research and development for various product lines, including tire, rubber and other polymer-related development.

Wang, who resides in Hudson, was previously charged with one count of theft of trade secrets to which he has pled not guilty.