Skip to comments.2 Chinese engineers sentenced in chip espionage
Posted on 11/23/2008 7:29:01 PM PST by CE2949BB
Two engineers from China were sentenced to a year in prison Friday for stealing computer chip designs from their Silicon Valley employers and trying to smuggle the secrets to their homeland to start a government-backed company there.
Fei Ye, a U.S. citizen, and Ming Zhong, a permanent resident of the United States, had pleaded guilty in 2006 in San Jose federal court, becoming the first people convicted of the most serious crime under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. They were accused of trying to benefit China with their stolen chip designs, although prosecutors did not allege that the Chinese government knew of their illegal activities.
Ye and Zhong could have gotten 30 years, but prosecutors asked for less because the men cooperated with investigators. Both engineers apologized in court Friday.
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*sigh* If you go into any engineering program across the US something like over half of the students are foreign born.
The liberals would have us keep giving spots in impacted majors to a group that yields itself to infiltration by foreing spies while subsudizing tuition for people who don’t belong in college to get poli sci degrees.
I wonder if it’s too late to charge Bill Clinton under this law?
No wonder they're robbing us blind of our technological secrets. Iran has a better way of dealing with this sort.
I vote to put a bullet in their brain as an example for the next spy who would consider doing this.
I have some inside sources on this and they assure me that this goes on more that most people would believe and not just with the Chinese. It’s not an accident that most of the foreign students who come to the United States to study are majoring in engineering and science. Most of the the US students who study abroad are majoring in some type of liberal arts. Very few go abroad to major in science of engineering.
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