In the series finale that followed, David Martin (1-1) took the loss for Cal State San Bernardino (9-6, 5-3). In six innings of work he allowed four runs – all of them earned – on eight hits, and struck out three. The Coyotes return home to host Cal State Stanislaus in a four-game series at Arrowhead Credit Union Park, starting Friday at 2 p.m. with a doubleheader set for 11 a.m. Saturday and a final game at noon on Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Cal State San Bernardino baseball team lost both games of a twinbill in Chico on Sunday, ableit in unusual fashion, as the Wildcats defeated the Coyotes 8-3 and 4-3 in a California Collegiate Athletic Associated doubleheader. Chico State (15-1, 3-1) led 3-2 on Saturday when play was halted due to rain. Play resumed Sunday and Chico State promptly plated the winning run en route to an 8-3 victory. CAL STATE WATER POLO Three players each scored three goals for Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday as it defeated Cal State San Bernardino 14-9 at the Coyote Aquatic Center. The No. 18 nationally ranked Roadrunners (11-3) extended their winning streak to nine, while the Coyotes (4-8) continue to struggle. UC RIVERSIDE BASEBALL For the second time in three days, a San Diego State pitcher came close to throwing a no-hitter, but this time the final outcome favored the Aztecs as they defeated UC Riverside 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium in San Diego.
FBI: Letters link indicted engineer to Chinese officialFBI: Letters link indicted engineer to Chinese official
The official, identified as Gu Wei Hao, then stated he would find a way to pay Chung cash in person for any expenses he may have incurred while collecting or purchasing information, and said he can convey any suggestions or information through Chi Mak.“This channel is much safer than others,” the official wrote.A business card included with the letter identified the official as being with China’s ministry of aviation and civil aircraft bureau. The official also identified Mak as a relative and the letter stated that it was meant to be hand-delivered by Mak to Chung.Trunk line typically refers to certain types of commercial aircraft.In a letter that investigators recovered at Chung’s home in Orange, the official noted the Chinese government was forming a ministry of aeronautics and astronautics industry. “I profoundly understand what you have in your mind,” the official wrote. “Therefore I hope that you will introduce advanced technologies and provide advanced technologies and information. … Please provide at any time. It is faster and safer by forwarding through Mr. Mak.”According to testimony, the FBI also found a photo of Mak and the official standing in front of Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory, and a business card identifying an adviser with the China National Nuclear Corp., which Gaylord said was the rough equivalent of the U.S. Department of Energy.Gaylord said Chung retired from Boeing and then returned as a consultant.Outside court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Staples would elaborate on Chung’s connection to the case.An attempt to locate a telephone listing for Chung through directory assistance resulted in a recording stating the number was not published at the customer’s request.A telephone message seeking comment from Boeing was left at the company’s Chicago headquarters after hours Thursday.Mak was a key engineer at Anaheim-based defense contractor Power Paragon Inc., where, according to testimony, he had access to or worked on sensitive projects for the Navy.He is charged with conspiracy to export defense material to China, failure to register as a foreign agent, attempted and actual export of defense articles, and making false statements. His wife, brother and other relatives, some of whom live in Alhambra, have also been indicted.Gaylord’s testimony included a description of government bugging of Chi Mak and his brother, Alhambra resident Tai Mak.Gaylord said that at various points between June 2004 and October 2005 investigators installed wiretaps on Chi Mak’s home and office, put tiny microphones in his house and cars and placed closed-circuit TV cameras above the dining and computer rooms of his home in Downey.Tai Mak and his wife were taken into custody in October 2005 at Los Angeles International Airport as they were about to board a flight to Hong Kong. Investigators said they found in the couple’s luggage a CD-ROM with encrypted sensitive technology information. At the same time, Chi Mak and his wife were arrested at their home. Gaylord read to the jury transcripts of a conversation in which Tai Mak told his wife that his brother and his brother’s wife were nervous before the scheduled trip to China.“They’re really nervous,” Tai Mak was quoted as saying.According to the transcript, Tai Mak’s wife later said, “Don’t bother with him. He’s just carrying out his duty.”The government of China, meanwhile, denounced the allegations in the Mak case.“We have reiterated many times that allegations that China stole U.S. military secrets are groundless and made out of ulterior motives,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a news conference Thursday in Beijing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA — A Chinese-American engineer accused of conspiring to send information on U.S. naval technology to China had repeated contact with a Chinese government official who was seeking information about the space shuttle from a Boeing engineer, according to FBI testimony Thursday.Special Agent James Gaylord read translated letters that he said were written by a Chinese aviation official and were discovered during the investigation of Chi Mak, a Downey resident and naturalized U.S. citizen who worked for a California defense contractor and who is now on trial in U.S. District Court.One letter dated, May 2, 1987, was addressed to a Boeing engineer named Greg Chung, who worked on the space shuttle program. In it, the official wrote: “China is in the process of discussing and approving for the trunk-line airplanes and planning and arranging the space shuttle issues. I hope these products will be flying sky high soon. There are some difficult technical issues that need your assistance.”The official then asked: “I was wondering if it is possible to collect some information on airplane design for the trunk line and the development of the space shuttle. In the past, I have asked you to collect some quality control information at your convenience.”