For Immediate Release: August 19, 2005
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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Southern District of Florida
99 N.E. 4 Street
Miami, FL 33132
August 19, 2005
DEFENDANTS INDICTED ON CHARGES
OF CONSPIRACY TO EXPORT CONTROLLED ITEMS
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 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, Republic of China, for use by the Taiwanese
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.