Friday, March 30, 2007

Accused Chinese Spy's Defense Bolstered by e-Mails

H.G. Reza writes in The Los Angeles Times:

An attorney showed a jury e-mails Thursday that he said proved officials at an Anaheim defense firm knew that an engineer accused of illegally supplying military technology to China was going to present the information at a public symposium.

Chi Mak, 67, is on trial in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, charged with 15 counts of conspiring to violate export laws, exporting or attempting to export defense information to China, acting as an agent of the Chinese government and lying to the FBI. He has been held without bail since his arrest on Oct. 28, 2005. A naturalized citizen who grew up in China, he worked on Navy warship projects for Power Paragon Inc.

Fred Witham, head of security at Power Paragon for 15 years, testified that Mak presented documents at the conferences without company approval.

More here.


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