On Wednesday, Judge Jeremy Fogel became the first judge in the U.S. to sentence a defendant convicted under economic espionage statutes. Xiaodong Sheldon Meng was hit with a 24-month sentence, the maximum under a plea deal in which he admitted possessing night vision software that he used to benefit the Chinese government. While Fogel noted Meng's remorse, the judge stressed the importance of sending a message to other would-be thieves of American technology.
Judge Takes Hard Line in First Economic Espionage Sentence
June 19, 2008