Not only was turncoat traitor to America Wei Sun captured, he’s been sentenced to 38 months in federal prison after he got busted feeding sensitive military weapon technology to China.
Captured and caged
China isn’t in America’s good graces these days. Electrical engineer Wei Sun was born in China 49 years ago. At some point after he became a naturalized citizen of America, he went to work designing missile systems for Raytheon.
He passed his designs back to the communists as a bonus. The spy was captured in January of 2019 on the way back from China. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to a couple of years in a cage for exporting sensitive military related technology.
District Court Judge Rosemary Marquez handed Wei Sun a 38 month sentence after he previously pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating the Arms Export Control Act.
Before he was captured, he spent 10 years working in Tucson, Arizona, with Raytheon Missiles and Defense. They develop and build the missile systems used by the U.S. military around the world. As part of his job, he had “access to information directly related to defense-related technology.”
The things he developed are officially classified as “defense articles,” which makes them “controlled and prohibited from export without a license.” The Chinese captured it from official Raytheon files stored on the spies laptop. He took it with him for a visit over Christmas season in 2018.
Merry Christmas to Xi Jinping
Wei Sun gave Chinese pseudo-Emperor Xi Jinping a valuable Christmas present when he flew to China on an allegedly personal vacation. As related by UniteAmericaFirst, “From December 2018 to January 2019, Sun traveled from the United States to China on a personal trip.
On that trip, Sun brought along unclassified technical information in his company-issued computer.” That was a no-no even if the data wasn’t declared top secret. From the machine, Xi captured “data associated with an advanced missile guidance system.” He knew what he was doing was illegal. Court documents relate that “Sun knowingly transported the information to China without an export license in violation of the AECA and the ITAR.”
The captured and imprisoned spy “was a highly skilled engineer entrusted with sensitive missile technology that he knew he could not legally transfer to hostile hands.” According to Attorney General John C. Demers, “he delivered that controlled technology to China. Today’s sentence should stand as a warning to others who might be tempted similarly to put the nation’s security at risk.”
The feds insist he wasn’t captured simply for taking his laptop on vacation. “This isn’t about a laptop mistakenly taken on a trip, this was the illegal export of U.S. missile technology to China. The FBI will continue to partner with companies to protect their information and our national security while bringing criminals such as Wei Sun to justice.”