Appellate Court Upholds That Dongfan Chung, An Orange County Aerospace Engineer, Is Guilty Of Stealing Trade Secrets For China
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the decision a Santa Ana-based judge made last year about an Orange County man with espionage ties to The People's Republic of China.
According to aDepartment of Justice press release
, Chung took and concealed Boeing trade secrets about the Space Shuttle for the benefit of China. When FBI and NASA agents searched Chung's house in 2006, they found more than 250,000 pages of documents from Boeing and Rockwell, another of Chung's former employers. Some of the documents stashed in a crawl space beneath his house, included decades worth of information about the Space Shuttle.
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