Chinese Execs Get 2 Years For Weapons Smuggling Plot

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday sentenced two Chinese nationals to two years each in prison for violating the Arms Export Control Act by conspiring to smuggle specialized military microchips into their home country.

Aerospace executives Hong Wei Xian and Li Li pled guilty in June to attempting to buy radiation-hardened microchips, which are classified as weapons in the U.S. munitions list, from an anonymous Virginia company in order to sell them to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

Hong and Li, who were arrested...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Xian et al

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

June 10, 2010

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