Thu, Sep 01, 2005
A 36-year old South Korean man
convicted of selling Black Hawk helicopter engines to China will
spend nearly three years in a federal prison for his efforts.
Kwonhwan "Howard" Park was sentenced in a New Haven, CT, federal
court on Tuesday.
Park was arrested in April, 2004, while allegedly
boarding a flight at Dulles International Airport while carrying
parts for night vision goggles in his luggage.
He was convicted in November of buying two S-70 engines from
Helicopter Support International and sending them to China.
Another South Korean suspect in the case is still at large.
"The Arms Control Export Act exists to prevent sensitive
American military technology and weapons from ending up in the
wrong hands," US Attorney Kevin J. O'Connor told the Connecticut
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