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Former defense contractor in Conn. tried to bring military documents to China

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BRIDGEPORT–A former New Haven resident is being federally charged with trying to give sensitive military data to China.

Yu Long, 36, formerly of New Haven, was arrested and charged with trying to travel to China with sensitive proprietary documents that detail equations and test results used in the development of technologically advanced titanium for use in U.S. Military aircraft. The documents were taken from a major defense contractor located in Connecticut, where Long formerly worked.

On Tuesday, a judge in Bridgeport ordered the complaint affidavit to be unsealed. According to the complaint affidavit, Long is a lawful permanent resident of the United States,  but has Chinese citizenship. Long worked as senior engineer and scientist at a research and development center for a major defense contractor in Connecticut from August 2008 to May 2014. During that time he traveled back and forth from China.

On Aug. 19, Long returned to the U.S…

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