Boeing Engineer Charged With Stealing Space Shuttle Secrets for China

In two separate cases, the U.S. Department of Justice recently charged four people with spying on behalf of China. One of the four, accused of passing on secrets to the PRC, is the focus of this article from Chicago Tribune:

The Justice Department said Monday that it has arrested a former Boeing Co. engineer on charges that he stole Boeing trade secrets related to several aerospace programs — including the Space Shuttle — on behalf of the Peoples Republic of China.

The department said the arrest of 72-year-old Dongfan “Greg” Chung, of Orange, Calif. follows his indictment on eight counts of economic and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for China.

Chung is alleged to have taken and concealed Boeing trade secrets relating to the Space Shuttle, the C-17 military transport aircraft and the Delta IV rocket.

Here is the Youtube clip of the official announcement of the case.

See also AP’s article: California engineer accused of economic espionage for China

February 11, 2008 1:04 PM
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Categories: China & the World, Law