|Published:||Sep 26, 2012 12:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 27, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A jury in New Jersey has found an Illinois man guilty of taking trade secrets from his job with a New Jersey-based defense contractor.
Sixing Liu is a former employee of Space & Navigation, a New Jersey division of New York-based L3 Communications.
He was arrested at his home in Deerfield, Ill., in March 2011 and accused of taking restricted military data and presenting it at two conferences in his native China the previous fall.
A federal jury in Newark found Liu guilty Wednesday on nine counts, including exporting defense-related data without a license and possessing stolen trade secrets. He was acquitted on two counts of lying to federal authorities.
Liu was ordered held until his Jan 7 sentencing. He faces up to 20 years in prison and possible deportation.