By Minna Sugimoto
Aug 09, 2010
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui man faces a maximum punishment of life
in prison after a federal jury on Monday found him guilty of selling US
military secrets to China. Jurors convicted former B-2 stealth bomber
engineer Noshir Gowadia on 14 counts, including conspiracy and violating
the Arms Export Control Act.
The defendant had no obvious reaction as the verdicts were read. But his
attorneys say Gowadia was disappointed because he went into the
courtroom confident that he was going to be acquitted of all charges.
After months of complex expert testimony and six grueling days of
deliberations, a panel of eight men and four women decided Noshir
Gowadia did supply top secret weapons data to China, putting America's
security at risk.
"He has communicated vulnerability information on our nation's most
important strategic asset, the B-2 bomber," Ken Sorenson, Assistant US
Attorney, said. "The B-2 bomber is a mainstay of our nation's defense.
Communicating lock-on range information against a short-range,
air-to-air missile is not a helpful thing."
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