Controlled Amplifiers to China
On June 6, 2008, WaveLab, Inc. of Reston, Virginia, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to one year of supervised probation and a $15,000 fine, together with $85,000 in forfeiture previously ordered, for the unlawful export of hundreds of controlled power amplifiers to China. The exported items, which have potential military applications, are controlled and listed on the Commerce Control List for national security reasons. Wave Lab purchased these items from a U.S. company and assured the company that the products would not be exported from the United States, but would be sold domestically. WaveLab pleaded guilty on March 7, 2008 to a criminal information filed the same day. The investigation was conducted by BIS and ICE.