Skip to comments.California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage (industrial spying for China)
Posted on 07/11/2014 10:18:35 AM PDT by aimhigh
A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.
U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White said Thursday in Oakland that Walter Liew, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had "turned against his adopted country over greed."
White noted that U.S. authorities had managed to trace $22 million of the $28 million received by Liew to various Singapore and Chinese companies controlled by Liew's in-laws before losing the trail.
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There are Red Chinese nationals in every virtually every industrial and academic research lab. Many become US citizens but are still loyal to China. They work on the most advanced projects and we pay them to do it. After 5 -10 years they go back to China with what they know and teach. Our policy on foreign scientists is shortsighted and stupid.
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