Chinese Businessman Cops To Smuggling Marine Tech

Law360 (April 28, 2021, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A Chinese businessman living outside Boston admitted Wednesday to smuggling sensitive submarine sonar components to foreign research institutes linked to China's People's Liberation Army, pleading guilty two months before a scheduled jury trial.

Shuren Qin, a 45-year-old lawful permanent resident of Wellesley, Massachusetts, appeared before U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper in a morning hearing and pled guilty to a slate of charges including export violation conspiracy, visa fraud, false statements, money laundering and smuggling.

According to Qin's plea deal with prosecutors, the government will recommend a sentence of more than seven years in prison, a fine and two years of...

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