Chicago Tribune - An Illinois man who worked for a New Jersey-based defense contractor was found guilty Wednesday of taking trade secrets from his employer and presenting them in his native China. Sixing Liu is a former employee of Space & Navigation, a New Jersey division of New York-based L3 Communications. The 47-year-old was arrested at his home in Deerfield in March 2011 and accused of taking restricted military data and presenting it at two conferences in China the previous fall.
Prosecutors argued the technology was proprietary and could be used for target locators and other military applications. A federal jury in Newark found Liu guilty on nine counts, including exporting defense-related data without a license and possessing stolen trade secrets. He was acquitted on two counts of lying to federal authorities. Liu was ordered held until his Jan. 7 sentencing. He faces up to 20 years in prison and possible deportation.
According to the indictment, Liu took a personal laptop computer to conferences on nanotechnology in Chongqing in 2009 and Shanghai in 2010 and gave presentations that described the technology he was working on, in violation of U.S. laws that prohibit exporting defense materials without a license or approval from the Department of State.
God dammit those sneaky Chinese are at it again!
At this point all international relations are just Curb your Enthusiasm stare-downs. China and the US are like Larry David and Marty Funkhouser offering up pleasantries and making small talk about lesbians while behind the scenes sneaky little traitors like Sixing Liu are stealing secrets out of our back pocket for the enemy. Straight up running them over to China like Sacha in Enemy at the Gates giving the Nazi’s war secrets for a half-eaten blanket and some dried fruit. What a little bastard.
PS – We better not export this fucker. I mean I’m sure he’d hate that. 20 years in a US prison or go back home and reclaim your fweedom. Sounds awful.