Chinese engineer sentenced to eight years in prison

Chinese engineer sentenced to eight years in prison

A Chinese engineer, Ji Chaoqun, was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison in the United States for having provided Beijing with information on the profiles of American experts with the aim of recruiting them.

He was arrested in September 2018 for having provided services with information on the profile of eight people, all naturalized Americans and from China or Taiwan, some of whom collaborated with the defense sector in the United States.

He was found guilty in September of acting unlawfully as an agent of a foreign government and making false statements, following a two-week trial in Chicago.

This agent was found guilty in November 2021 of having, from 2013, sought to obtain information on behalf of China on several aeronautical companies, including the American General Electric Aviation and the French Safran, which collaborated with GE on the development of an engine..

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