US weapons analysts admits China spy charge

A US Defence Department analyst pleaded guilty today to delivering classified information about American and Taiwanese military communications systems to a Louisiana businessman who was working for the Chinese government.

A US Defence Department analyst pleaded guilty today to delivering classified information about American and Taiwanese military communications systems to a Louisiana businessman who was working for the Chinese government.

Gregg Bergersen, 51, a weapons analyst who held top secret security clearances, was arrested last month.

Prosecutors in Virginia alleged he divulged military secrets to a New Orleans furniture salesman, Tai Kuo, who turned over the information to communist China.

Bergersen pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to communicate national defence information to a person not entitled to receive it today.

He faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced on June 20.

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