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Chinese businessman gets four years in prison in U.S. hacking case

Su Bin was arrested in 2014 for conspiring to export information about Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter and other jet programs to China

July 15, 2016  by The Associated Press

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in flight.

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in flight. The fighter was one of several aircraft programs Su Bin targeted

LOS ANGELES—A Chinese businessman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for conspiring to export sensitive military information to China after accessing the computer systems of U.S. defence contractors.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Su Bin was sentenced to 46 months in prison in federal court on July 13. He had faced 30 years in prison before reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in March.

The 51-year-old Bin pleaded guilty to conspiring with two unnamed hackers in China to export U.S. military information to the communist nation between 2008 and 2014.

Court records say the men targeted fighter jets such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 and the F-35, as well as Boeing’s C-17 military cargo aircraft program.


Su was arrested in Canada in 2014 and brought to the U.S.