"Greg" Chung, 74, was sentenced by a federal court to more
than 15 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney, who
wanted the long-time Chinese spy to face appropriate punishment for
his actions.During his tenure as a Boeing engineer, he
reportedly took home 300,000 pages of classified Boeing documents.
Specifically, he had documents of the Delta IV rocket, space shuttle,
F-15 fighter, CH-46/47 Chinook helicopter and B-52 bomber, along with
other aerospace technologies from Boeing.Chung
with the Chinese government for up to 30 years, and was the first
person convicted under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996.Chung
claimed he took the documents home for a new book he was working on,
was unable to provide evidence. Both the judge and
prosecutor didn't believe the excuse, and said he caused damage to
both Boeing and the United States."Your honor, I am not
a spy, I am only an ordinary man," Chung said during the
sentencing. "Your honor, I love this country... Your
honor, I beg your pardon and let me live with my family
peacefully."Federal prosecutors previously requested a
20-year prison sentence, regardless of Chung's age. The period
of time from the start of his crime removed the chance of leniency,
legal experts noted.The U.S. government aims to crackdown on
espionage committed by foreign residents working for U.S.
contractors. There is a growing concern China continues to
quote: During his tenure as a Boeing engineer, he reportedly took home 300,000 pages of classified Boeing documents. Specifically, he had documents of the Delta IV rocket, space shuttle, F-15 fighter, CH-46/47 Chinook helicopter and B-52 bomber, along with other aerospace technologies from Boeing.
quote: "Your honor, I am not a spy, I am only an ordinary man," Chung said
quote: Companies must accept 20-year service contracts and receive a flat fee per barrel produced for their services instead of production-sharing contracts, which are much more lucrative.A consortium grouping Shell and Malaysia's state-run Petronas beat out France's Total SA and China National Petroleum Corp., or CNPC, to win Majnoon.Shell-Petronas will take $1.39 per barrel produced and said they would raise production from the current 45,900 barrels per day to 1.8 million barrels per day over 10 years.Halfaya was won by CNPC, Petronas and Total, beating out three other consortiums led by Italy's Eni, Norway's Statoil ASA and India's ONGC.The consortium will get $1.40 per barrel produced and plans to raise production from the current 3,100 barrels per day to 535,000 barrels per day over 13 years.
quote: Study President Wilson for 10 minutes...
quote: Let me know when the Americans invade Canada to get cheaper access to its tar sands and I’ll believe some of the utter nonsense people like you spew.