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Former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee sentenced to probation for making false statements about being employed by China China-US
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Former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee sentenced to probation for making false statements about being employed by China

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Sep 2020, 11:32 pm

Washington: Turab Lookman, 68, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was sentenced on Sept. 11 to five years of probation and a $75,000 fine for providing a false statement to the Department of Energy.

"Lookman is not allowed to leave New Mexico for the term of his probation," US Department of Justice said in a statement.

On June 6, 2018, Lookman, then an employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory, falsely denied to a counterintelligence officer that he had been recruited or applied for a job with the Thousand Talents Program, established by the Chinese government to recruit individuals with access to or knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property. 

Lookman pleaded guilty to the charge in January.

The FBI investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys George Kraehe and Jon Stanford prosecuted the case.