Engineer Gets Time Served For Military Documents Theft

Law360, Washington (June 23, 2017, 3:31 PM EDT) -- An engineer who pled guilty in December to economic espionage and attempted export of defense articles to China without a license for taking copies of military aircraft designs to China was sentenced on Thursday in Connecticut federal court to time served, after spending 30 months behind bars.

Despite pleading guilty to felony charges for taking proprietary documents related to military aircraft designs from his former employer United Technologies Research Center and bringing them to China, Yu Long maintains he never intended to compromise national security or the intellectual property rights of his former employer.

Instead, Long claimed in a sentencing memorandum...

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