Calif. Jury Convicts Chinese-born Engineer in Secrets Case – Gillian Flaccus

AP reports on the conviction in California of Chinese-born engineer Chi Mak on spying charges:

Federal prosecutors portrayed Mak as a polished agent for the Chinese who used his low-key lifestyle and good reputation as a cover for his real work – conspiring to pass U.S. secrets for more than two decades.

The jury sided Thursday with the government, also finding Mak guilty of acting as an unregistered foreign agent, attempting to violate export control laws and making false statements to the FBI.

Prosecutors had dropped a charge of the actual export of defense articles. [Full text]

May 11, 2007 9:00 AM
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