Chinese NASA contractor in court on lying charges

AP News
Posted: Mar 21, 2013 11:41 AM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled for a former Chinese contractor at NASA's Langley Research Center who was arrested on a Beijing-bound plane with hard drives and a laptop.

Bo Jiang has been indicted and charged with making false statements to federal agents. A preliminary and detention hearing are scheduled for Thursday.

Jiang worked for the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton Va., for about two years. He was on a Beijing-bound plane at Dulles International Airport on Saturday when he was questioned by agents about what electronics he was taking with him.

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The indictment says he failed to disclose a laptop and two hard drives, among other things.

An FBI affidavit says Jiang had a one-way ticket to China and was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Export Act.