19 August – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jesus Torres, Special Agent In Charge, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Michael Johnson, Special Agent In Charge, Department of Commerce announced today that on August 18, 2005 defendants, Chin Kan Wang and Robin Chang were indicted by a federal grand jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on charges of conspiracy to export controlled items and exportation of controlled items in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371 and Title 50, United States Code, Section 1702.
The Indictment alleges that Chin Kan Wang and Robin Chang conspired to export and did export radio communication encryption modules, from the United States to the People’s Republic of China without having applied for and obtaining the required export license. The controlled encryption modules were destined for and sent to a company known as Taiwan Sato Kensetsu Kogyo Co., Ltd., located in Taipei, Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, for use by the Taiwanese Coast Guard.
If convicted, the statutory maximum sentence for Count one (1) is five (5) years, $250,000 fine; the statutory maximum sentence for Counts two (2) and three (3) is ten (10) years, $50,000 fine.
Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Commerce. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Walleisa.