Chinese arrested plotting to buy and send US space technology to China

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 May, 2017, 6:11am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 May, 2017, 6:11am

A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, of Pomona, was expected to be arraigned later on Tuesday in US District Court on charges contained in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on April 27, the department said.

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Chen is also charged with conspiracy, money laundering, making false statements on an immigration application and using a forged passport, it said.