LOS ANGELES – A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to export sensitive military information to China after accessing the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors.
In a plea agreement released Wednesday, Su Bin acknowledged conspiring with two hackers in China to export U.S. military information to the communist nation between 2008 and 2014. Companies targeted including Boeing.
Su was arrested in Canada in 2014 and brought to the U.S.
U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker says cybercrime is one of the most serious national security threats and "these criminals can be held accountable no matter where they are located in the world."
The 50-year-old Su faces five years in prison at his sentencing July 13. He had faced 30 years before the agreement.
Su's attorney, Robert Anello, says his client just wants to move on.