March 25, 2013
A US court has sentenced a Chinese national to more than five years in prison for illegally exporting military trade secrets to China.
Liu Sixing, who formerly worked in US company L-3 Communications, was accused of taking information on US missile, rocket and drone technology to China.
He was convicted of exporting military information, possessing stolen trade secrets, and lying to the authorities.
[...] Liu’s lawyer, James Tunick, said that Liu had made “a terrible mistake” by having the files on his computer and taking them to China, but that “it didn’t rise to the level of a criminal act.”
“He never intended to harm anyone,” he said.