American pleads guilty to spying for Chinese
Glenn Duffie Shriver, 28, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady to conspiring to provide national defense information to intelligence officers of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Shriver pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to communicate national defense information to a person not entitled to receive it. In a plea agreement, the defense and government jointly recommended a prison sentence of 48 months. Sentencing is scheduled for January 21, 2011.
Some observers believe that Shriver received too much leniency and should serve a longer sentence.