Wenheng "Thomas" Zhao, 26, was convicted of providing sensitive information to Chinese intelligence in exchange for bribes, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.

According to AA news; It was noted that Zhao was sentenced to 27 months in prison and will be supervised for two years after his release at the end of his sentence.

Zhao, who was assigned to the US Navy in Port Hueneme in the state, was accused of taking bribes in exchange for passing sensitive military information belonging to the navy to a Chinese intelligence officer from August 2021 to May 2023.

The information Zhao allegedly sent to the officials included operational plans for a US military exercise in the Indo-Pacific.