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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.
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.
…who procures information from Russia and other nations "so that China can obtain sophisticated technology without having to conduct its own research."