7.本件相關法源為何,依據新聞資料似為反恐有關法案 (USA PATRIOT Act (H.R. 3162) )
FROM:THE BUFFALO NEWS
Taiwanese man charged in US with Iran exports
By CURT ANDERSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer
Updated: February 04, 2010, 4:45 pm /
Published: February 04, 2010, 4:40 pm
A Taiwanese man has been arrested on charges of exporting a series of prohibited items to Iran, including missile components and engines that can be used in unmanned military drones, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Yi-Lan Chen, 40, arranged at least 30 banned shipments to Iran since 2007, according to an affidavit by a U.S. Commerce Department enforcement agent. Most involved "dual use" items that have both commercial and military applications.
"The dual use items allegedly exported in this case could easily be used in missile development and other military components," said acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sloman.
Arrested this week in Guam, Chen waived extradition at a hearing Thursday and will be flown to Miami to face trial, prosecutors said. Court records did not show an attorney yet for Chen, who runs a company in Taiwan called Landstar Tech. ..........According to the complaint, investigators learned of Chen's activities after he tried to arrange for the export of 2,000 detonators through an unnamed California company. Search warrants were obtained for Chen's email accounts from South Florida judges.
The emails revealed that Chen had shipped two P200 Turbine engines and spare parts to Iran via Hong Kong in 2007, labeling them on an invoice as "a starter for a car and wheels." The engines can be used in model aircraft but also for military drones.
Other emails described deals for seals, sealing compounds, military-grade electrical connectors and other prohibited items, according to the affidavit.
The case involved a federal undercover agent who posed as a supplier for the electrical connectors, who described in emails with Chen how he was able to get around U.S. rules regarding the embargo against Iran. Chen mentioned at one point in a December 2009 email that he didn't want to try to obtain big-ticket items.
"What we want is to do the business by means of safe and low profile then nobody gets hurt," Chen wrote, according to the affidavit.
Chen was arrested after arranging to meet with the undercover agent in Guam on Wednesday. ...
FROM: Radio Free Europe
U.S. Charges Taiwan Citizen Over Iran Exports
February 04, 2010
MIAMI (Reuters) -- U.S. federal agents have arrested a Taiwan passport holder on charges of illegally exporting commodities for Iran's missile program in violation of U.S. sanctions, authorities in south Florida said.Yi-Lan Chen, 40, was arrested on February 3 in the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam on a warrant from the Southern District of Florida, the district's U.S. attorney said.The complaint charges that Chen, in violation of the U.S. embargo against Iran, facilitated the purchase and export of various dual-use goods from the United States to Iran by way of Taiwan and Hong Kong.Those goods included turbine engines and spare parts, sealing compound, glass-to-metal pin seals and circular hermetic connectors that could be used in Iran's military and aerospace industries, the U.S. complaint said."Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism and remains subject to United States, United Nations and European Union economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement in terrorism and its nuclear weapons ambitions," U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Jeffrey Sloman said in a statement."The dual use items allegedly exported in this case could easily be used in missile development and other military components. Such conduct poses a serious threat to our national security," he added.U.S. authorities said the investigation revealed that Chen's ultimate customers for the dual-use exports listed in the complaint were all in Iran.If convicted, Chen faces a sentence of up to 20 years' imprisonment and possible fines of up to $1 million.