Monday, February 11, 2008, 2/11/2008 01:55:00 PM

Boeing Engineer Arrested for Stealing Aerospace Trade Secrets for China

By Todd
A former Boeing engineer was arrested on Monday on charges of stealing trade secrets for China related to several aerospace programs, including the Space Shuttle, the U.S. Justice Department said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-biz-boeing-space-shuttle-ba-spy-0211feb11,1,1242946.story

The Justice Department said that it has arrested a former Boeing Co. engineer on charges that he stole Boeing trade secrets related to several aerospace programs -- including the Space Shuttle -- on behalf of the Peoples Republic of China.The department said the arrest of 72-year-old Dongfan "Greg" Chung, of Orange, Calif. follows his indictment on eight counts of economic espionage and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for China.Chung is alleged to have taken and concealed Boeing trade secrets relating to the Space Shuttle, the C-17 military transport aircraft and the Delta IV rocket.

In a statement, the department said Chung, a native of China who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, held a "Secret" security clearance when he worked on the Space Shuttle program for Rockwell International and later, after Rockwell was acquired by Boeing in 1996, for Boeing.

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