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Chinese-born engineer gets 15 years in spying for China




Chinese-born engineer gets 15 years in spying for China
Chinese-born engineer gets 15 years in spying for China



http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-chinese-spy9-2010feb09,0,6099502.story 

By Patrick J. McDonnell
Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2010

A Chinese-born aerospace engineer who had access to sensitive material 
while working with a pair of major defense contractors in Southern 
California was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison for 
acquiring secret space shuttle data and other information for China.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney in Santa Ana imposed a 188-month 
prison term on Dongfan "Greg" Chung, 73, a naturalized U.S. citizen who 
lives in Orange.

Carney declared that he could not "put a price tag" on national security 
and sought to send a signal to China to "stop sending your spies here," 
according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Chung, who worked at Boeing's Huntington Beach plant, denied being a spy 
and said he was gathering documents for a book, not for espionage. His 
attorneys argued that much of the material was already available on the 
public record.

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