MKS Worker Charged With Smuggling Uranium Sensors To China

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT) -- MKS Instruments Inc. said Wednesday that federal prosecutors have charged a sales manager at its Shanghai office with smuggling $6.5 million worth of sensors used in the production of weapons-grade uranium out of the U.S. and into China and elsewhere.

Qiang Hu, also known as Johnson Hu, with the help of unnamed co-conspirators, allegedly smuggled thousands of the sensors out of the U.S. by providing false information to obtain U.S. export licenses, according to an affidavit filed by a U.S. Department of Commerce export enforcement special...
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