Charges Dropped Against Two Former Lilly Scientists

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Charges have been dropped against two former Eli Lilly and Co. employees accused of sending trade secrets to a Chinese drug company.
 
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the case against Guoqing Cao and Shuyu Li of Carmel collapsed after the Indianapolis-based drug maker provided information to the Department of Justice.
 
Acting U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said in motion filed in U.S. District Court Friday that the case was being dismissed “in the interests of justice.'' A spokesman declined further comment.


Cao and Li were arrested Oct. 1, 2013, and charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft involving experimental drugs Lilly was developing. The charges were modified in March so that both faced one count each of wire fraud, aiding and abetting and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.