US woman gets prison for Chinese export charges

Yufeng Wei was also fined $15.5 mn for helping to illegally export equipment.

Boston: The manager of a Massachusetts electronics company has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges she conspired to export restricted products to Chinese military factories and research facilities.

Yufeng Wei of Belmont was also fined USD 15.5 million on Friday for helping to illegally export equipment.

Sentencing came two days after her ex-husband, Zhen Zhou Wu, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in the 10-year conspiracy.

Prosecutors say the couple used Chitron Electronics Inc of Waltham, Massachusetts, to procure restricted electronics and lied in official documents when they shipped products to China through a Hong Kong front company, also owned by Zhen.

Chitron Electronics is a US subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Shenzhen Chitron Electronics Company Ltd.

Bureau Report

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