Updated: Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 9:43 AM MDT
Published : Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 9:43 AM MDT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled for a former Chinese contractor at NASA's Langley Research Center who was arrested on a Beijing-bound plane with hard drives and a laptop.
Bo Jiang has been indicted and charged with making false statements to federal agents. A preliminary and detention hearing are scheduled for Thursday.
Jiang worked for the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton Va., 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.