Attorney: FBI conned engineer into incriminating himself



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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An engineer accused of helping a Chinese energy company build nuclear reactors with U.S. technology is accusing the FBI of conning him into talking without a lawyer.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2bo5E9Z ) reports that Szuhsiung "Allen" Ho is the owner and president of Delaware-based Energy Technology International, which had the state-controlled China General Nuclear Power Company as a client.

Two FBI agents confronted Ho in April at an Atlanta hotel to arrest him. The FBI acknowledged in a report that Ho quickly asked to speak to an attorney, but then the agents said he admitted to several things.

Ho's attorney Peter Zeidenberg said the agents purposely engaged Ho in a conversation designed to elicit incriminating statements. Ho's defense team contends Ho did nothing wrong.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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