When the FBI nabbed Szuhsiung “Allen” Ho he was working with the Chinese government to steal nuclear secrets. He was not a happy camper and refused to cooperate with the FBI. He is singing a different tune now and may be able to provide the FBI with critical information in a plea deal. Ho is a naturalized American citizen from Taiwan.
As Written Jamie Satterfield for USA Today
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — In the nation’s first legal challenge of Chinese procurement of American nuclear know-how, the government has scored a victory in procuring the cooperation of the engineer prosecutors say was an operative for China, federal court records show.
According to a docket entry, Szuhsiung “Allen” Ho is scheduled to plead guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in the nation’s first case of nuclear espionage involving China. The plea deal itself has not yet been filed.
But a stack of documents already filed in the case suggest Ho’s plea is considered key to gathering intelligence on the inner workings of China’s nuclear program — both the one used to power homes and the one to make war — in a case in which the Chinese government refuses to even acknowledge the indictment of its own nuclear power company.
Ho is charged in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn., with plotting to develop special nuclear material illegally outside the United States…..
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