Chinese "spy" caught with NASA porn -

A Chinese man who was suspected of spying on NASA was pulled off a plane with a stolen laptop.  But instead of the expected state secrets, the laptop was packed full of porn.

Bo Jiang was headed for China with a NASA laptop which counterintelligence spooks expected to contain spectacular details on "huge thrusters," "rings around Uranus" and the "conquest of the outer rim".

However, it is clear that someone in counterintelligence did not read the file information correctly and the files were not what they seemed.

While the Face of Bo was apparently red his crime was not spying but downloading illegal porn onto his NASA laptop.

According to Business Week, at the time of his arrest in March, Jiang was under federal investigation at NASA's request for a possible conspiracy involving violations of the Arms Export Control Act, according to an FBI affidavit.

Spooks were trying to determine whether Jiang had taken, or was seeking to take, "secret, confidential or classified information" to China.

Jiang, 31, was one of about 281 nationals from countries designated as security threats employed at NASA. He was barred from NASA facilities late last year and fired in January. In the end he decided to pop home to China and failed to tell the authorities that his laptop belonged to NASA.

This might have been because he didn't want people to look too closely at it because it was packed with illegal porn.

What is telling about the whole incident is the level of anti-Chinese feeling at NASA. Jiang was outted by whistleblowers but so far no evidence has surfaced that he is a Chinese spy and he claims he is the target of a witch-hunt.

Jiang dealt with "generic work resulting from fundamental research with no classified sensitive or restricted information".

He was going home because he had no job prospects and his student visa had expired, according to the documents. He is currently being held on a charge of lying to federal agent and could be banged up for five years.