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 espionage, 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, Chi Mak, 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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