engineer convicted of economic espionage

Damn. This week, a federal judge found former Boeing Co. engineer Dongfan "Greg" Chung guilty of economic espionage for hoarding 300,000 pages of sensitive documents in his home: US gets conviction in 1st economic espionage trial.

Federal prosecutors accused the 73-year-old stress analyst of using his 30-year career at Boeing and Rockwell International to steal the documents.

Investigators apparently found papers stacked throughout Chung's house that included sensitive information about a fueling system for a booster rocket -- documents that employees were ordered to lock away at the end of each day.

The judge convicted Chung of six counts of economic espionage, one count of acting as a foreign agent, one count of conspiracy and one count of lying to federal agents. He was acquitted of obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors said they would probably recommend a 15- to 20-year prison sentence for Chung. Sentencing is scheduled for November 9. More here: Chinese-born engineer convicted of espionage.

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