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A former employee of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. was found guilty of stealing files related to military technology from the defense contractor and illegally sending them to China.

A federal court jury in Newark, New Jersey, yesterday convicted Sixing Liu, also known as Steve Liu, of six counts of violating the Arms Export Control Act, as well as possessing stolen trade secrets, transporting stolen property and lying to federal agents, according to court records.

Liu, a Chinese citizen who had lived in Flanders, New Jersey, was convicted of stealing thousand of electronic files detailing performance and design of guidance systems for missiles, rockets, target locators and unmanned aerial vehicles in 2010. Prosecutors alleged that he delivered presentations about the technology at several Chinese universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and at government conferences with the aim of securing future employment.

Source: Christie Smythe for Bloomberg News via SFGate.

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