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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.


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