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Prison Term for Conspiring to Cause Illegal Exports to China

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Justice announced Aug. 19 that a California woman was sentenced to 50 months in prison for conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle and related technical data to China in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. The DOJ states that according to evidence presented at trial, the woman conspired with an individual located in China to illegally acquire and export these articles to China. When talking to an undercover U.S. agent the woman referred to that individual as a “technology spy” who worked on behalf of the Chinese military to copy items obtained from other countries and said he was particularly interested in stealth technology.

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