Us Guy Gets 2 Years In Jail For Helping Chinese Nuclear Electricity Software

Ho’s charge and sentencing for facilitating US-based help to Chinese nuclear energy programs marked a rare instance of the Justice Department invoking the Atomic Energy Act, a Cold War-era law designed to regulate how nuclear technology is shared.
Story highlights Ho pleaded guilty in JulyThe Justice Department rarely seeks prosecutions under the Atomic Energy ActWashington (CNN) A man was sentenced to two years in prison for soliciting help from within the US to support nuclear energy in China, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
He accepted a plea agreement and pleaded guilty in January, the Justice Department said, to violating the Atomic Energy Act, avoiding a charge for working as an agent of China.
The department said 66-year-old Taiwanese-American Szuhsiung “Allen” Ho received two years in prison followed by one year of supervised release and a $20,000 fine for his violation of the Atomic Energy Act.
“Today, Allen Ho is being held accountable for enlisting US-based nuclear experts to provide assistance in developing and producing special nuclear material in China for a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company,” acting Assistant Attorney General Dana Boente sad in the statement.

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