businessman pleads guilty to espionage

Ack. Last week, a New Orleans businessman pleaded guilty to espionage, admitting that he gave the Chinese government highly sensitive military information he obatined from a former Defense Department official: Man Gave Military Secrets To China.

Tai Shen Kuo said in court papers that gave the official gifts, cash and dinners to secure classified projections of U.S. military sales to Taiwan. He was paid $50,000 to pass the materials to his Chinese contact through e-mails and telephone calls to Beijing.

Kuo pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to conspiracy to deliver national defense information to a foreign government. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced August 8. Daaaamn! That'll teach you not to spy.

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