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Maui man convicted of selling top secret US weapons data to China




Maui man convicted of selling top secret US weapons data to China
Maui man convicted of selling top secret US weapons data to China



http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=12951005 

By Minna Sugimoto
HawaiiNewsNow
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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