Florida Woman Sentenced for being Illegal Agent and Conspiring to Commit Money Laundering

Florida Woman Sentenced for being Illegal Agent and Conspiring to Commit Money Laundering

Amin Yu, 55, of Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for in the U.S. as an illegal agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General and for conspiring to commit international money laundering.

According the plea agreement, from at least 2002 to February 2014, at the direction on co-conspirators working for Habin Engineering University (HEU, a PRC-controlled entity) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Yu obtained systems and components for marine submersible vehicles from companies in the U.S. She then illegaly exported those items to the PRC for use by her co-conspirators in the development of marine submersible vehicles including unmanned underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles for HEU and other state-controlled entities. Yu illegally exported items by faling to file Electronic Export Information 9EEI), as required by U.S. law and by also filing false EEI. Yu completed and caused the completion of export-related documents in which she significantly undervalued the items that she had exported and provided false end user information for those items.

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