A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer was sentenced to 32 years in prison Monday for selling military secrets to China in the latest of several high-profile cases of Chinese espionage in the U.S.
This is ridiculous:
The judge sentenced Gowadia to 32 years for each of two counts of communicating national defense information to aid a foreign nation. She also gave him 20 years for each of four counts of violating the arms export control act, and 10 years for each of five lesser counts including money laundering. He received five years for one count of conspiracy and three years for two counts of filing a false tax return. But Mollway ordered the sentences to run together. [emphasis Murdoc’s]
Why is it not 202 years? This “run together” crap means he’s effectively been sentenced to the same term that another guy convicted of one count for 32 years gets.
It should be a six month sentence (to allow time for an appeal) then a firing squad.