Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 8/06/2008 09:56:00 AM

Chinese Economic Espionage -- The Mistress is Sentenced

From the AP via Google, a follow up to our earlier post here, concerning an economic espionage case against a Chinese national, Yu Xin Kang, convicted of aiding and abetting the earlier-convicted Tai Shen Kuo. She was Kuo's mistress.

According to prosecutors in the Northern District of Virginia, between March 2007 and February, Kuo obtained secrets on U.S. military sales to Taiwan and updates on Taiwan's new air defense system.

Kang acted as a go-between for Kuo, helping him get information to a handler affiliated with the Chinese military.

Kang was sentenced to 18 months in prison, less than the government wanted, based on the judge's conclusion that she was a puppet in the espionage and only "a minor participant."

I hope everyone is looking forward to the Opening Ceremonies in Beijing on Friday. Keep those laptops closed!

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