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Stuttgart man arrested, accused of trying to steal trade secrets

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STUTTGART (KATV) - A Chinese agricultural scientist living in Stuttgart is in jail after being accused of trying to steal trade secrets.

Prosecutors say Wengui Yan conspired to steal seeds from a research facility in Kansas passing them to a Chinese delegation that visited the U.S. this year. Custom agents found the stolen seeds in the delegation's luggage as they were preparing to return to China.

A judge in Little Rock ordered Yan to remain in custody saying that the flight risk was too great even with an ankle monitor.