Plea Entered in China Secrets Case

Here is an update on U.S. Department of Justice charges against a former Boeing engineer for allegedly spying for China. From AP:

A federal magistrate entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday on behalf of a Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing military and aerospace trade secrets for years on behalf of China.

An indictment unsealed last week charges Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 72, with economic , conspiracy, acting as a foreign agent, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI.

The case against Chung grew out of an investigation into another Chinese-American engineer who worked for a U.S. naval contractor in Anaheim. That engineer, , was convicted last year of conspiring to export U.S. defense technology to China and other crimes. He is awaiting sentencing.

February 19, 2008 11:08 PM
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