For Immediate Release: September 21, 2005
Contact - BIS Public Affairs 202-482-2721
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Wisconsin
517 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
September 21, 2005
Wisconsin Man Found Guilty of Exporting Restricted Electronic Components
The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a jury in Federal Court in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin convicted Ning Wen (DOB: 4/12/49) of Manitowoc to nine counts of
conspiring to export more than $500,000 in restricted electronic components to the People’s
Republic of China. The charges also include money laundering and making false statements
to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
United States Attorney Steven M. Biskupic stated, “The case involved the export of
restricted electronic components that had a wide variety of uses including military radar and
communications applications. The verdict helps insure the security of the United States.”
Biskupic also commends all the federal agencies that helped with the investigation of this
case; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of
Export Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and
Custom Enforcement, and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division. The
Manitowoc Police Department also assisted.
The other defendants in the case have all pled guilty before District Judge William C.
*Hailin Lin (4/28/49), the wife of Wen will be sentenced on October 7, 2005
*Jian Guo Qu (9/30/59), a male citizen of the People’s Republic of China employed at the
Beijing Rich Linscience Electronic Company was sentenced on July 26, 2005 to 48 months in
prison and a $2,000 fine.
*Ruo Ling Wang (5/14/64), wife of Qu; also a citizen of the People’s Republic of China
employed at the Beijing Rich Linscience Electronic Company was sentenced to time served
while in custody - 7 months- and a $1,500 fine.
Wen faces up to 25 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been scheduled. This
case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Michelle Jacobs and Erica O’Neil.
For more information contact:
Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Jacobs
Assistant United States Attorney Erica O’Neil
Public Affairs Liaison Francia Wendelborn