Former Boeing engineer convicted of handing over trade secrets on the shuttle and Delta IV rocket to China

Yesterday, in a nonjury trial, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney convicted Dongfan “Greg” Chung, a 73-year-old Orange County, Calif. resident, on six counts of economic espionage for stealing trade secrets from Boeing. Chung, a former engineer at Boeing and previously for Rockwell International, was also found guilty of two non-economic charges, one count of acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China and one count of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He is the first person to be indicted and convicted under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which makes theft or misappropriations of trade secrets a federal crime.

Full story by Mandy Kendrick on Scientific American



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