Chinese nationals sentenced for illegally taking photos of Florida Navy base

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article: "Another Chinese national, Zhao Qianli, was sentenced last year to one year in prison after admitting to taking photos...His attorney insisted he was only a tourist who got lost."
Article author: 
Louis Casiano
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
June 5, 2020
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 

Three Chinese citizens were sentenced to prison terms this week for illegally taking photographs of sensitive areas inside a Florida naval base.

Lyuyou Liao, 27, was sentenced Friday to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally entering the Naval Air Station Key West on Dec. 26, 2019 and taking photos and video footage of the Truman Annex portion of the military installation, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the South District of Florida said in a news release.

On Thursday, Jielun Zhang, 25, and Yuhao Wang, 24, were each sentenced to a year and nine months in prison. All three will each be subject to one year of probation.

Zhang and Wang illegally entered the same installation as Liao on Jan. 4 and took photos of infrastructure...


CAIRCO Notes:  The fourth Chinese man Zhao Qianli, pled guilty last year ... Federal authorities reported he lied on his visa application as well.