Feds Want Chinese Co. Fined $2M In Export Scheme

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 1:59 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a court to impose a nearly $2 million contempt of court fine against the China-based parent company of a Massachusetts business convicted of illegally exporting sensitive computer chips to China.

In a motion filed Thursday, the government asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to issue a final contempt order against Shenzhen Chitron Electronics Co. Ltd. for failing to appear in court to answer allegations about the decadelong scheme.

Judge Patti B. Saris held Shenzhen in contempt in January...
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