Saturday, November 05, 2005

Four Indicted in Case of Technology Smuggling

An AP newswire article, via The New York Times, reports that:

An engineer, a Chinese television director and their wives were indicted on charges of stealing secret documents on American Navy warship technology and trying to smuggle them to China, prosecutors said.

The engineer, Chi Mak, a naturalized American citizen from China, was ordered held without bail on Monday, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the United States attorney's office. Also arrested were Mr. Mak's wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu; his brother, Tai Wang Mak; and his sister-in-law, Fuk Heung Li.

The four face charges of stealing government property, aiding and abetting, transportation of stolen goods, and conspiracy, Mr. Mrozek said.

Ms. Chiu, an American of Chinese descent, was in court on Friday. Her bail was set at $300,000, Mr. Mrozek said. She remains in jail. Bail hearings for Tai Wang Mak, a Chinese citizen and legal resident of the United States, and his wife, a legal resident from China, are scheduled for Nov. 7.


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