In an event reminiscent of the movie the Departed, VP of Cheerway Inc. William Chai-Wai Tsu has been charged with selling sensitive US technology to China without permission.
Tsu bought 200 "sophisticated circuits" from a San Jose distributor and then shipped them off to China.
If found guilty, the US Nationalized, Tsu could face up to 20 years.
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He was arrested Saturday in Commerce, and agents seized documents and computers from a Hacienda Heights home Tsu allegedly used to receive business-related shipments.
Prosecutors say Tsu, a naturalized U.S. citizen, bought at least 200 sophisticated circuits from a San Jose distributor and illegally shipped them to China. The tiny circuits are used in communications and radar systems for both civilian and military purposes.
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