Trial to begin for Maui man accused of selling military secrets to China
A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer from Maui is due to face trial in federal court this week for allegedly selling military secrets to China.
Noshir Gowadia has been indicted on 21 counts including conspiracy, violating the arms export control act and money laundering.
The trial comes some 4 1/2 years after Gowadia's arrest and more than three years after his trial was originally scheduled to be held.
The 66-year-old Haiku resident has been in federal detention since his October 2005 arrest because a judge ruled he was a flight risk.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin tomorrow at U.S. District Court, and opening statements are expected the following day. The trial is expected to last at least two months.