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Bo Jiang NASA contractor indicted

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former Chinese contractor at NASA's Langley Research Center is scheduled to appear in federal court.

Bo Jiang has been indicted by a grand jury for making false statements to federal agents. A preliminary and detention hearing are scheduled for Thursday in Newport News.

Jiang worked for the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton for about two years. He was on a Beijing-bound plane at Dulles International Airport on Saturday when he was questioned by agents about what electronics he was taking with him.

The indictment says he failed to disclose a laptop and two hard drives, among other things.

An FBI affidavit says Jiang had a one-way ticket to China and was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Export Act.

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