LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities say a California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to trying to sell sensitive information that is used in military and commercial satellites to Russia.
Gregory Allen Justice, fed from the resources of Monday to two crimes: economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act. The 49-year-old could get up to 35 years in federal prison.
The authorities say that Justice is an undercover FBI agent he thought was a Russian spy with proprietary software technology and other information for the use of satellites.
Court documents say that he was paid between $500 and $1,000 during each of the various meetings of last year.
Justice was arrested in July. The researchers said that he told them that he needed money to help with his wife and medical problems.