Ex-Raytheon engineer pleads guilty in military secrets case

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Ex-Raytheon engineer pleads guilty in military secrets case

A former engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems has pleaded guilty to illegally moving weapons plans out of the U.S.


Ex-Raytheon engineer pleads guilty in military secrets case

A GUILTY PLEA -- BY A FORMERRAYTHEON MISSILE SYSTEMSENGINEER -- ACCUSED OFILLEGALLY MOVING SECRETWEAPONS PLANS OUT OF THE U.S.NOW WEI SUN IS WAITING TOLEARN -- WHAT HIS PUNISHMENTWILL BE.

KGUN9 ON YOUR SIDE'SCRAIG SMITH WAS IN TUCSONFEDERAL COURT -- AS SUNADMITTED TO DETAILS OF THECASE.A LAPTOP THE SAME MAKE ANDMODEL AS THIS ONE IS A KEYWITNESS AGAINST WEI SUN.

HEHAD A LAPTOP JUST LIKE THISISSUED BY RAYTHEON.

HE TOOK ITTO CHINA AND BROUGHT IT BACK.THE HARD DRIVE HELD SECRETFILES ABOUT RAYTHEONWEAPONS---AND JUST TAKING THEMOUT OF THE COUNTRY IS AFEDERAL CRIME.

FILES ON THELAPTOP INCLUDED A USER GUIDETO THE AMRAAM AN ANTI AIRCRAFTMISSILE CRITICAL TO THEDEFENSE OF AMERICA, AND IT'SALLIES.

AS AN ELECTRICALENGINEER AT RAYTHEON, AMRAAMWAS JUST ONE OF THE PROJECTSWEI SUN WORKED ON.

IN DECEMBER2018 WEI SUN, WHO IS ANATURALIZED U-S CITIZEN, TOOKTHE LAPTOP TO CHINA.

THESECRET NATURE OF THE CASEMEANS SOME COURT DOCUMENTS ARESEALED BUT WE HAVE SEENNOTHING THAT SUGGESTS SUNSHARED ANY OF THE SECRETS.UNDER U- S LAW JUST THE ACT OFTAKING SENSITIVE TECHNOLOGYOUT OF THE COUNTRY IS AFEDERAL CRIME.

AUTHORITIESARRESTED SUN WHEN HE RETURNEDIN JANUARY 2019.

HE'S BEENHELD EVER SINCE.

UNSEALEDDOCUMENTS HAVE REFERRED TO THEFILES BY NAMES DESIGNED TORETAIN SOME SECRECY ABOUT WHATTHEY CONTAINED BUT A LIST OFWITNESSES THE GOVERNMENT SAIDIT COULD CALL INCLUDED EXPERTSON THE STINGER MISSILESYSTEM--- AN ANTI AIRCRAFTMISSILE OFTEN FIRED FROM THESHOULDER.

OTHER WITNESSES WEREPREPARED TO COVER WHATRAYTHEON TAUGHT EMPLOYEESABOUT RESTRICTIONS ON TAKINGSENSITIVE TECHNOLOGY OUT OFTHE COUNTRY AND IN COURT WEISUN CONCEDED HE HAD RECEIVEDTRAINING ON WHAT WOULD LEAD TOBREAKING THAT LAW.

WEI SUNFACED FIVE CHARGES.

THE PLEAAGREEMENT CALLS FOR DROPPINGFOUR.

HE WILL LEARN HISSENTENCE APRIL 28TH.

THEAGREEMENT CALLS HOLDING TOSENTENCING GUIDELINES THATWOULLD PROBABLY LEAD TO ABOUTFOUR YEARS IN PRISON.

CRAIGSMITH, KGUN9 ON YOUR SIDEWE TURN NOW TO EDUCATION NEWS

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