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Va. Scientist Gets 51 Months for Leaking Technology to China

norfolk-mapScientist Quan-Sheng Shu figured he’d be on easy street the remainder of his life. Now he’s off to prison. Not exactly a retirement dream come true.

By Tim McGlone
The Virginian-Pilot
NORFOLK, Va. — A local scientist was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison after admitting he passed space technology to China and bribed Chinese government officials to obtain what could have been a lucrative contract worth millions.

Quan-Sheng Shu, 69, pleaded guilty in the fall to two counts of violating the federal Arms Export Control Act and one count of bribery. He could have faced up to 25 years in prison.

To the American people, Shu offered “a very sincere I’m sorry,” he told U.S. District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr.

“I want to tell everybody I’ve never deliberately tried to harm anybody or the country,” he said, speaking through a Chinese interpreter.

Shu, owner of AMAC International Inc. in Newport News, provided China assistance in the design and development of a cryogenic fueling system for space-launch vehicles to be used at China’s space facility in Hainan.

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FBI Probing Leak of Hugh Jackman Film on Web a Month Before Release

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Hugh Jackman

There is pirating a film and there is this, posting it on the website even before it’s released. That’s a bold new world we’re entering here.

By The Herald Sun of Australia

The FBI is investigating the leak of a copy of Hugh Jackman’s new film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, almost a month before its cinema release.

A high-quality work print has surfaced on internet file-sharing websites, and hundreds of thousands of people have already downloaded it.

It is an incomplete print, minus special effects and extra scenes, but 20th Century Fox vowed to track down and prosecute the source.

“We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it,” the company said in a statement.

“The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

“The courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts. The FBI and Motion Pictures Association of America are also actively investigating.”

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