In late April 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico sentenced cousins Bo Cai and Wentong Cai, of China, to two years and 18 months in prison, respectively. Upon serving their sentences, each will be deported. They pleaded guilty in 2014 to violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in connection with a conspiracy to illegally export to the People’s Republic of China sensors manufactured for the U.S. Department of Defense that are used for line-of-sight stabilization and precision motion control systems on weapons. Because of an arms embargo against China, the United States does not issue licenses for the export of such sensors to China.

For additional information, see the DOJ press releaselocal news coverage, and the August 2014 and December 2014 issues of Red Notice.