By Tami Abdollah and Christopher Goffard
The Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2009
A Chinese-born engineer living in Orange County was convicted Thursday
in the first-ever trial under the Economic Espionage Act.
Dongfan "Greg" Chung, 73, of Orange, a former aerospace engineer at the
Boeing plant in Huntington Beach, was found guilty of acting as a
foreign agent, conspiring to violate the Economic Espionage Act and
seven other charges. He was found not guilty of obstruction of justice.
The ruling came after a 10-day trial and roughly three weeks of
deliberation by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney. Chung chose to
have his case heard by a judge rather than a jury.
"The trust Boeing placed in Mr. Chung to safeguard its proprietary and
trade secret information obviously meant very little to Mr. Chung,"
"He cast it aside to serve the PRC [People's Republic of China], which
he proudly proclaimed as his 'motherland.' "
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