'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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An ex-Boeing engineer was found guilty Thursday of passing space shuttle technology secrets to China after becoming the first person tried under a 1996 federal law that bans theft of trade secrets for the benefit of a foreign government.
Details of U.S. Navy advanced engine-silencing technology for submarines were disclosed in court documents last week during an appeal hearing for convicted Chinese spy Chi Mak.
"Mr. Chung has been an agent of the People's Republic of China for over 30 years," U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney said in his written verdict. "The court must now hold Mr. Chung accountable for his crimes."
Judge Carney stated in his ruling that QED is meant to "reduce harmonic distortion from an engine, thereby making the engine run more quietly."