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Hestia

(3,818 posts)
Tue Jan 3, 2023, 09:33 PM Jan 2023

Former US Marine held in Australia received more than $100,000 to train Chinese pilots

Former US Marine held in Australia received more than $100,000 to train Chinese pilots, indictment alleges
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/03/former-us-marine-held-in-australia-received-more-than-100000-to-train-chinese-pilots-indictment-alleges

The US government has accused the former marine pilot Daniel Duggan of receiving more than $100,000 to teach Chinese aviators how to land on aircraft carriers.

An unsealed indictment, filed in the US District of Columbia, alleges the naturalised Australian received 12 payments of either $9,900 or $9,500, with receipts often citing “personal development training”.

It says the payments were made by an unnamed China-based business that, according to the US government, “acquired military equipment and technical data for the PRC government and military”.

Daniel Duggan
Former US pilot held in Australia accused of breaking US arms controls by training Chinese pilots
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New details in the indictment allege Duggan, 54, negotiated the terms of his service and wrote in a September 2012 email, while in China, that “he hoped his children would be set for life as a result”.

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Well, this is concerning...

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Former US Marine held in Australia received more than $100,000 to train Chinese pilots (Original Post) Hestia Jan 2023 OP
Well, $100,000 probably won't set any one person up for life. harumph Jan 2023 #1
Yeah, you shouldn't be able to take the multimillion dollar training the US military gives you Wingus Dingus Jan 2023 #2
How many more jerks will the USG find? C0RI0LANUS Jan 2023 #3

Wingus Dingus

(8,063 posts)
2. Yeah, you shouldn't be able to take the multimillion dollar training the US military gives you
Tue Jan 3, 2023, 10:51 PM
Jan 2023

and run and offer it to foreign adversaries for money. Traitor.

C0RI0LANUS

(510 posts)
3. How many more jerks will the USG find?
Wed Jan 4, 2023, 04:19 AM
Jan 2023

The defendant was paid in amounts under $10,000 to avoid reporting requirements, a crime known as "structuring." This is another indication of his "mens rea".

As a retired military officer he may also be recalled to active duty for Court-Martial and be reduced in rank and retirement pay. And the Australian government may have the writ to de-naturalize him. He wrecked his family's future too.

But more importantly, how many more of these jerks are out there, willing to sell out their country for a buck?

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