Plano Businessman Gets 46 Months for Selling U.S. Technology to Russian, Chinese Space Programs

A Plano businessman who conspired to smuggle radiation-protected microchips used in space exploration to China and Russia was sentenced Wednesday to 46 months in federal prison, officials said.Peter A. Zuccarelli, 62, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to smuggle goods out of the U.S. and to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.Zuccarelli's eyeglass lens coating companies were mired in financial troubles when prosecutors say he tried to profit from the scheme, according to public records.   Continue reading...

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