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Former Raytheon engineer pleads guilty to weapons count

Added 02-15-20 05:22:02pm EST - “A naturalized U.S. citizen from China who worked for 10 years for a Raytheon Corp. subsidiary as an electrical engineer has pleaded guilty to a federal arms exportation charge.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Former Raytheon engineer pleads guilty to weapons count”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A naturalized U.S. citizen from China who worked for 10 years for a Raytheon Corp. subsidiary as an electrical engineer has pleaded guilty to a federal arms exportation charge.

Wei Sun pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where Raytheon Missile Systems has a large defense plant that produces missiles.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Sun acknowledged taking a Raytheon laptop to China on a 2018 personal trip and acknowledged that it contained sensitive material, including a user’s guide for an air-to-air missile.

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A five-count indictment charging Sun did not allege he actually shared any of the information but merely moving sensitive weapons files out of the country without permission violates federal law on arms exports.

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