Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

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Posted: Sep 08, 2014 9:01 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

Brian Scott Orr of Marina del Rey was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles. He also was fined $10,000.

Prosecutors say Orr was a former civilian employee with the Air Force Research Laboratory in New York who worked on a computer network used to control military satellites.

Prosecutors say he lost his top secret clearance because of poor work performance and odd behavior, resigned in 2011 but kept some restricted training materials. Prosecutors say he sold the information last year for $5,000 to an FBI agent he believed was a Chinese spy.

Orr pleaded guilty in March to keeping stolen government property.