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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 1, 2014

Chinese National, Yiping Qu, Sentenced For Conspiracy To Smuggle Goods From The United States

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. announced that YIPING QU, 30, a Chinese national who was living in New Jersey, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to a 36-month term of imprisonment.

According to court documents, QU pled guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiring to illegally export United States defense articles to China without obtaining required licensing from the Department of State.  Upon release from imprisonment, QU is subject to deportation to China.

This case was investigated by Special Agents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations and prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy.