Chinese government intelligence officer sentenced to 20 years in prison for espionage crimes, attempting to steal trade secrets from Cincinnati company | USAO-SDOH

Written by on November 16, 2022

CINCINNATI – The first Chinese government intelligence officer ever to be extradited to the United States to stand trial was sentenced today in federal court in Cincinnati.


Yanjun Xu was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


Xu targeted American aviation companies, recruited employees to travel to China, and solicited their proprietary information, all on behalf of China.


“This case sends a clear message: we will hold accountable anyone attempting to steal American trade secrets,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “Xu conspired to steal American science and . . .

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