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Naturalized citizen charged with conspiring to send Reaper/Jet Engines to China

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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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A naturalized US citizen has been charged with attempting to send a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, F135, and F119 engines to China. The F135 is used in the F-35, and the F119 in the F-22. Wenxia Man from San Diego is accused of working with Xinsheng Zhang to acquire the equipment and send back to China. Zhang has been charged but is reportedly back in China and hasn't been arrested.

Man contacted people in Broward County to enlist their aid in getting the equipment, but they were working with Homeland Security. She and her husband run a small factory in California that produces capacitors. She spoke in emails about exporting the equipment through Korea, Israel, or Hong Kong. She faces 25 years, and a $1.25M fine if convicted.


oman accused of trying to send an unmanned Hellfire missile-firing drone and jet fighter engines to China via South Florida, pleaded not guilty to federal charges of illegal military weapons brokering Friday in Fort Lauderdale.

Prosecutors say Wenxia Man, aka Wency, 44, was working with a man she called a "technology spy" who procures information from Russia and other nations "so that China can obtain sophisticated technology without having to conduct its own research."

The so-called "technology spy," Xinsheng Zhang, was indicted on related charges in South Florida but authorities said he is in China and has not yet been arrested.

Investigators said Zhang discussed paying $50 million to an undercover operative in Broward to illegally ship an MG-9 Reaper, an unmanned drone that is "capable of firing Hellfire missiles and is classified as a defense article," on the U.S. defense munitions list.

www.sun-sentinel.com...




posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

We used to hang spies.

Now we import them, give them an H1B visa, educate them at our universities, employ them in our defense sector and feign surprise when this happens.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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They tend to do a terrible job of screening people don't they?

It's always Chinese or people connected to Chinese business interests.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: Lipton
a reply to: Zaphod58

We used to hang spies.

Now we import them, give them an H1B visa, educate them at our universities, employ them in our defense sector and feign surprise when this happens.


You forgot that we are also accused of racism when these facts are called out. BUt, heaven forbid we fly the American flag in those schools or in our own yards.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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…who procures information from Russia and other nations "so that China can obtain sophisticated technology without having to conduct its own research."

And to analyze strengths and weaknesses of potential enemies. Like, everyone does that.

This guy got caught, oh wait…



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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Ha! Justice.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So much for the Chinese President promising to end technology theft / cyber theft. They just made the same agreement with the UK this last week during his visit there. Technology theft and them trying to get a security agent / spy in the same carriage as the President and the Queen.

Why do I get the idea Chain is not going to change.
edit on 25-10-2015 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



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