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Prison for US man in China military secrets case
Associated Press
2013-03-26 05:23 AM
A former employee of a U.S.-based defense contractor has been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for taking military technology trade secrets to his native China.

Sixing Liu was sentenced in federal court Monday to 70 months in prison.

Liu worked for Space & Navigation, a division of New York-based L3 Communications.

He was arrested at his home in March 2011 and accused of taking restricted military data and presenting them at two conferences in China.

Liu was found guilty of exporting defense data without permission, possessing stolen trade secrets and lying to authorities. The government wanted at least eight years in prison.

His lawyer called Liu "an educator" who downloaded information on his personal laptop to work on outside the office.

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