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Western District of New York

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Japanese Man Sentenced For Attemtping To Export Sensitive Military Equipment

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Iteru Masui, 30, of Japan, who was convicted of attempting to export and send from the United States AN/PRC-152 radios, contrary to the Arms Export Control Act, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler, who handled the case, stated that between April 30 2013 and May 9, 2013, Masui purchased what he believed were two AN/PRC-152 handheld military radios manufactured by the Harris Corporation in Rochester, NY. The radio is controlled for export by the United States Munitions List, and is not available for purchase by the public. The defendant’s effort to illegally export the radios was discovered and then stopped by special agents of the Department of Homeland Security.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated January 30, 2015