OH: Chinese national faces sentencing in US aviation spying case

Source: SFGate

“A Chinese national convicted of trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies, including the theft of proprietary airplane engine fan technology, is due to be sentenced Wednesday, with prosecutors seeking a 25-year prison term. Yanjun Xu’s attorneys say such a sentence would be far too harsh and that the just under five years he’s served since his arrest is sufficient punishment. Federal Judge Timothy Black in Cincinnati will decide Xu’s sentence. The government alleges that beginning in December 2013, Xu recruited experts who worked at aviation companies, including GE Aviation in Cincinnati.” (11/16/22)