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UCLA Prof Found Guilty of Giving U.S. Military Tech Secrets to China

UCLA Prof Found Guilty of Giving U.S. Military Tech Secrets to China

“convicted June 26 on 18 federal charges”

The professor is now facing a prison sentence of over 200 years. Good.

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA prof guilty of conspiring to steal missile secrets for China, could face more than 200 years in prison

A jury found an electrical engineer and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) professor guilty of exporting stolen U.S. military technology to China.

UCLA adjunct professor Yi-Chi Shih was convicted June 26 on 18 federal charges, Newsweek reported, and could now lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, while also facing up to 219 years behind bars for numerous violations of the law. These include conspiracy to break the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), committing mail and wire fraud, lying to a government agency, subscribing to a false tax return, and conspiring to gain unauthorized access to information on a protected computer, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Shih and co-defendant Kiet Ahn Mai tried to access illegally a protected computer owned by a U.S. company that manufactured semiconductor chips called monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). MMICs are used by the Air Force and Navy in fighter jets, missiles and missile guidance technology, and electronic military defense systems.

The chips were exported to Chengdu GaStone Technology Company (CGTC), a Chinese company, without a required Department of Commerce license. Shih previously served as the president of CGTC, which made the Commerce Department’s Entity List in 2014 “due to its involvement in activities contrary to the national security and foreign policy interest of the United States – specifically, that it had been involved in the illicit procurement of commodities and items for unauthorized military end use in China,” according to court documents cited by the DOJ.


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The U.S. needs to stop allowing these third-world phucks from being in sensitive positions. Burn his ass.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

Nothing less than death by firing squad is called for. Make this person an example. Then, as gourdhead said: keep these people out sensitive positions, although I would carry it further. They don’t belong here in the first place.

The charges listed didn’t include leaking classified information. Presumably the stuff he had access to wasn’t yet classified but might become the basis of classified information once it’s further developed and transferred to the government or military.

Punishments for violations related to classified information can include 10 or 20 years in prison at hard labor, or in some cases during wartime (as I recall), death.