February 09, 2010

Spy for China Gets 15 Years

Dongfan Chung.jpg(Santa Ana, California) In February 2008, Boeing engineer Dongfan "Greg" Chung was arrested for economic espionage and spying over almost 30 years, passing information to the People's Republic of China.

Data from the NASA Space Shuttle program to the B-1 Bomber to the F-15 to the B-52 to the Chinook helicopter were stolen and given to the PRC.

In July 2009, Chung was convicted.

Yesterday, 73-year-old Dongfan “Greg” Chung was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney to 188 months in prison, more than 15 years. Judge Carney said he wanted to send a message to China to stop sending spies to America.

Chung has always maintained that he was not spying, rather he was writing a book.

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