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NEWS: US Detains Four People on Suspicion of Spying for China

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posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 11:01 PM
Los Angeles FBI officials have detained four suspects (two married couples) on suspicions of attempting to pass military secrets to China relating to Quiet Electric Drive technology for US Navy ships.
An FBI affidavit said they were charged with theft of government property, conspiracy and transportation of stolen goods, Reuters news agency reported.

Those arrested - two married couples - are all ethnic Chinese. Two of them are naturalised US citizens, while the other two are legal US residents.

Chi Mak and his wife Rebecca Laiwah Chiu along with Mr Chi's brother, Tai Wang Mak and his wife Fuk Heung Li, were held last week at Los Angeles airport as they prepared to board a flight to China.

Mr Chi was a lead engineer on a research project that involves Quiet Electric Drive technology for US Navy ships.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

If they are guilty then charge them and prosecute to the full extent of the law.

Is it just me or are there way too many things happening right now to make everybody fear foreigners?

Oh well... more fuel for the anti-immigration fires.

[edit on 11/4/2005 by Gools]

posted on Nov, 6 2005 @ 01:50 PM
Also see this current events thread:

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