El Dorado man pleads guilty to stealing military technology | TahoeDailyTribune.com

El Dorado man pleads guilty to stealing military technology

SACRAMENTO ” An El Dorado Hills man has admitted stealing microwave technologies that can be used by the military and selling them to foreign governments and military contractors.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento says 53-year-old Allen Cotten pleaded guilty today to stealing plans and parts for two types of video amplifiers from his employer, Genesis Microwave Inc.

The thefts took place over a two-year period, starting in February 2004.

The amplifiers are used in microwave technologies that have several military applications. Those uses include enhancing navigation and guidance capabilities, radar jamming and pinpointing enemy signals.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more