Federal jury begins deliberating case of B-2 engineer accused of selling secrets to China

A federal jury in Hawaii has started deliberating in the trial of a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer accused of selling military secrets to China.

The jury is meeting Friday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu after hearing testimony over nearly four months in the trial of Noshir Gowadia.

Gowadia has pleaded not guilty to 17 counts, including conspiracy, violating the arms export control act and money laundering.

Prosecutors allege Gowadia helped China design a stealth cruise missile to raise money to pay for his luxurious home on the island of Maui.

The defense says Gowadia gave Chinese officials only unclassified information.

The India-born naturalized U.S. citizen worked on the B-2 from 1968 to 1986 at what is now Northrop Grumman Corp.