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Accused spy will spend the rest of his life behind bars

Dongfan "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 secretly worked 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, but 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 recruit spies.



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300k...
By Totally on 2/9/2010 7:51:39 AM , Rating: 3
...pages of documents, little excessive for a book.




RE: 300k...
By Cront on 2/9/2010 8:03:01 AM , Rating: 4
I think "tl;dr" would be very appropriate here...


RE: 300k...
By Cypherdude1 on 2/9/2010 7:42:34 PM , Rating: 3
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.
Well, it's interesting to see he took a little bit of... everything! It's interesting to see the Chinese have ripped us off for... everything!


Traitors should be hanged in public...
By Pneumothorax on 2/9/2010 9:01:10 AM , Rating: 2
This POS should be executed in public as a reminder for those who choose to commit treason against the Republic.




By ClownPuncher on 2/9/2010 11:58:12 AM , Rating: 5
Yea, and they should televise cannibals eating his corpse too. I mean, we are talking about dark ages punishment, right?...


By HrilL on 2/9/2010 5:49:51 PM , Rating: 2
I have to agree. China would kill an American spy and the trial they would have had would have been a joke as well.


Twilight rapist says...
By chagrinnin on 2/9/2010 10:21:26 AM , Rating: 2
"74, eh? I just might turn myself in."




Loose morals
By Suntan on 2/9/2010 12:39:43 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
"Your honor, I am not a spy, I am only an ordinary man," Chung said


Ironically, had this event transpired in China, this would have been a correct statement…

-Suntan




Good for US!
By East17 on 2/9/10, Rating: -1
RE: Good for US!
By Cront on 2/9/2010 8:08:56 AM , Rating: 5
So your contention is that the USSR was good for the world?


RE: Good for US!
By East17 on 2/9/10, Rating: 0
RE: Good for US!
By BruceLeet on 2/9/2010 8:40:18 AM , Rating: 2
It should say LackOfCompetition.

lol


RE: Good for US!
By mcnabney on 2/9/2010 10:01:34 AM , Rating: 2
Ah yes.

The good old days. When the risk of a global nuclear war were real. Think how twitchy the American public is over a a couple buildings being knocked over or some plans blown-up in flight. Do you really think that America will handle a serious military and economic threat from Asia?

Be careful what you wish for. If a war with China seems inevitable the best solution is to fight it sooner, rather than later.


RE: Good for US!
By PerfectAgent007 on 2/10/2010 10:15:23 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately a lot of people will see it as inevitable when it doesn't have to be. Like with several conflicts over the last ten years the only opinions that are paid any attention are belonging to people afraid of a war and those that want a war.


RE: Good for US!
By sorry dog on 2/9/2010 8:36:12 AM , Rating: 3
Does 1,4$ mean a $1.40. If so that's not possible or it's represents only a portion of the delivery. When I was in the business 10 years ago it cost the Saudis around 8 or 9 bucks to bring a barrel to market and that's probably only gone up due to higher labor, equipment, and sub prices.
But even if that's true I think it's great. $50 oil sounds pretty good these days.

So, I'm not sure I get you... in one sentence you condone stealing company and country IP and in another you berate a competitive bidding process that a Dutch oil company won as a theft by the U.S.

I guess that's something the USSR did for us was it gave the world something better to hate for all those years.


RE: Good for US!
By arazok on 2/9/2010 8:57:17 AM , Rating: 2
Lets assume for a minute that Iraq was invaded only for oil, which is an exceptionally oversimplified and stupid belief. Considering that oil is the foundation of Western economies, and directly impacts the standard of living for every single citizen living in them, I’m fine with the US government doing everything it can to ensure fair access to the resources needed to keep the lights on.

It’s not like the US is going in there and steeling the oil. They install friendly governments and then pay full market value for the oil they use. And from what I have read, Shell didn’t get that great a deal. It’s SHELL that is making $1.38 a barrel, you dumb ass. The Iraq government gets every penny over that price after production costs.

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.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/11/shell-win...

I know you WANT to believe that the US government is a blood thirsty greed driven empire bent on world domination, but if you looked at the facts objectively you would see a country doing nothing but trying to promote stable governments and fair access to markets. In some cases, it does this by force to preserve its way of life. 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.


RE: Good for US!
By tcjake on 2/9/2010 10:13:25 AM , Rating: 1
The US Government is not greedy or bloodthirsty, it's leaders are. Study President Wilson for 10 minutes...

A short list of US Incursions...

http://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/arti...

I dare you to find 10% on this list that were to secure "freedom" for the US or to "liberate" natives because they couldn't do it themselves (aka.. freedom fighters).

What motivation do you ascribe to most of these incursions and CIA nation subverting? It's not "self determination" or "manafest destiny" as we have INSTALLED some of the most destructive dictators in the world..many we are now fighting.

So, you tell me (us), what motivates US foriegn policy these days with regard to militray incursions in Central and South America, Indonesia, the Middle East, sans Afganistan and Iraq? What is it we just like these people so much we need intervene on thier behalf?


RE: Good for US!
By Suntan on 2/9/2010 1:12:48 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Study President Wilson for 10 minutes...


Yeah, and by looking solely at our distant history, you'll plainly see that we all keep black slaves and don't let our women vote...

Jeez douchebag, you must really hate America. Too bad that you that will be unsuccessful in finding a single country to live in that doesn't also have just as dirty of a past.

-Suntan


RE: Good for US!
By tcjake on 2/9/2010 4:28:35 PM , Rating: 2
I wasn't suggesting others are squeaky clean I was replying to the Post that claimed "we" the US does not interfere in the world for purely economic reasons..ie Oil (his suggestion).

Having fought in several of the most recent conflicts and also participating in deployments on three "peace-keeping" missions I can tell you that there is wide-spread profiteering on many, many, sides in almost every conflict, The US included. In fact I can tell you the Lat and Long of 6 UH-1 Hueys that were "removed" from the property book of a unit I was with. I could also tell you what they (the Huey's) are doing now but....someone might read this.

My boy is in the Army as was I, I love America. That's why I fought for it and why my son will fight for it before he moves into greater society, where having learned the lessons of war and patriotism and sacrifice and humility he will lead in business or governement or just in his household, like a true leader, just and moral.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln


RE: Good for US!
By omnicronx on 2/9/2010 3:10:56 PM , Rating: 2
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.
Why on earth would the US do that? It all just goes all back to the states to get refined and you sell it back to us, marked up beyond belief of course!

Its really sad how much Canadians pay for gas when you consider that something like 30% of US crude oil imports come from Canada, yet Canadians pay more money for gas compared to any other oil rich nation.


RE: Good for US!
By Uncle on 2/9/2010 3:26:54 PM , Rating: 2
Canada is the 51st state, has been for many years now. The money men devalued our Canadian dollar(65cents to 1.00us. Remember you guys came up here and bought anything of value at 1/3 off, telling us what fantastic deals we were getting. We are the largest exporter of oil to the US. Then we are conned into believing that we have to import oil for our own needs. Because of NAFTA we are not allowed to curtail the flow south. Also NAFTA states we have to supply the US a fixed percentage of oil, even if we were in dire straights and need the oil ourselves.
That's the reason they keep trying to get someone to start selling water using a canal or tanker, NAFTA states that once the flow of water starts, under the agreement, same as oil, we are not alowed to stop it.
Tell me the US of A doesn't own us. Its easier to rip us off if we stay as a country, then it is to make us the official 51st state. Its easier to keep devaluing our money and buying everything at a discount. A lot of people have been asking why we just don't switch to the American dollar since over 80% of our exports goes south. I hope I opened up your eyes to just a fraction of what is going on. Oh by the way that includes hydro electric, and we the tax payers pay for these dams that flood large areas of our land,so you can play on your computer and turn on the lights.


RE: Good for US!
By Uncle on 2/9/2010 3:36:07 PM , Rating: 2
Canada is the 51st state, has been for many years now. As an example the money men devalued our Canadian dollar(65cents to 1.00us. Remember you guys came up here and bought anything of value at 1/3 off, telling us what fantastic deals we were getting by paying 20% above the going share price but on a devalued dollar. We are the largest exporter of oil to the US. If we didn't ship the US any oil ,we Canadians would be self sufficient. Then we are conned into believing that we have to import oil for our own needs because our oil is flowing south instead of east to Newfoundland. Because of NAFTA we are not allowed to curtail the flow south. Also NAFTA states we have to supply the US a fixed percentage of oil, even if we were in dire straights and need the oil ourselves.
That's the reason they keep trying to get someone to start selling water using a canal or tanker, NAFTA states that once the flow of water starts, under the agreement, same as oil, we are not alowed to stop it.
Tell me the US of A doesn't own us. Its easier to rip us off if we stay as a country, then it is to make us the official 51st state. Its easier to keep devaluing our money and buying everything at a discount. A lot of people have been asking why we just don't switch to the American dollar since over 80% of our exports goes south. I hope I opened up your eyes to just a fraction of what is going on. Oh by the way that includes hydro electric, and we the tax payers pay for these dams that flood large areas of our land,so you can play on your computer and turn on the lights.


RE: Good for US!
By Uncle on 2/9/2010 3:38:16 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry for double post, second post is updated. Wish they had an edit capability here.


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