Doug Guthrie / The Detroit News
Detroit --A former Ford Motor Co. employee was arraigned today in U.S. District Court on charges of stealing up to $32 million worth of trade secrets that he allegedly tried to sell to Chinese competitors.

Xiang Dong Yu, also known as Mike Yu, 47, of Beijing, China, was a Ford product engineer for 10 years. He left the company and moved to China in 2007, allegedly taking with him computerized copies of about 4,000 pages of confidential documents.

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