Chinese Man Gets 57 Months For Carbon Fiber Export Plot

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 6:08 PM EST) -- A Chinese national was sentenced Tuesday in New York federal court to 57 months in prison for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to export military-grade carbon fiber — which is highly regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce — from the U.S. to China.

In August, Ming Suan Zhang pled guilty to charges that he attempted to export massive quantities of the high-tech carbon fiber to China for use related to an experimental fighter jet, and his nearly five-year sentence was handed...
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