11/6/2006

5 Charged With Conspiracy To Export U.S. Defense Info To China

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:28 pm

Government prosecutors are preparing for a hearing next week in a case in which five family members are charged with conspiring to export U.S. defense information to China.

Chi Mak, 66, of Downey, Calif., was an engineer with Power Paragon, a Navy contractor. He allegedly collected technical information about U.S. warship technologies, and then he and his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, copied it onto CD-ROMs. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, another family member then allegedly encrypted the defense data in preparation for a “surreptitious delivery” to the People’s Republic of China.

A report from the DOJ contends that Chi Mak received ”task lists” that requested specific defense-related information, including information on Naval research into nuclear-powered submarines.

Source: InformationWeek

 

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