By DAVE COLLINS   Associated Press


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China has been sentenced to the 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served.

Former United Technologies Corp. engineer Yu Long was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Hartford. He had faced four to five years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.

Federal prosecutors say that Long’s work at United Technologies involved F119 jet engines used in Air Force F-22 Raptors and F135 engines used in Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft. After he left the company in 2014, prosecutors say Long brought sensitive information he stole from United Technologies to China, where he worked for a state-run university.

Long’s lawyers say he did not give the documents to anyone in China.


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  1. China has built “Raptor” knockoffs. The only thing lacking was the engine software and related technology. This dirt-bag of industrial espionage,…should spend a good portion of his life in Federal Prison. And bill China for his stay. The United States of America needs to send a message to China. “You try to steal our Military tech,…….you WILL be punished!

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