Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Conspiracy and Lying to the FBI

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Conspiracy Case Ends With Plea
Businessman Accused Of Aiding Sale To Iraq Admits Lying To Agent
December 12, 2006
By DAVID FUNKHOUSER, Hartford Courant Staff Writer

NEW HAVEN -- Andrew B. Huang, the Cromwell man charged with helping the Chinese sell telecommunications equipment to Iraq in violation of sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime, pleaded guilty in federal district court Monday to a single charge of lying to an FBI agent.

In return for his plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charges pending against Huang in Connecticut and New York. The man prosecutors allege was his co-conspirator, Joseph Thomas of White Plains, N.Y., also has pleaded guilty, but details of any agreement in his case were not available Monday.

Huang faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the charge. However, prosecutors recommended that be scaled back to at most 12 months and a $20,000 fine.

Judge Peter C. Dorsey set sentencing for March 2.

Huang, 60, admitted that he lied when he told a federal agent last April that he had not acted on behalf of a Chinese company in its effort to sell the equipment to Iraq.

"I was scared and nervous," Huang said.

The onetime Middletown restaurant owner, who also ran an export business out of his home at 11 Reiman Drive, Cromwell, stood bowed before the judge Monday.

Dressed in a dark gray suit, Huang forcefully responded, "Yes, your honor" as Dorsey ran through a series of questions to make sure he understood his plea.

Huang, who has been out on $1 million bail and is under electronic monitoring, will remain free. His attorney, Ross Garber of Hartford, said he would seek to loosen the restrictions on his client.

Federal authorities had alleged that Huang and Thomas arranged for the China Electronic Systems Engineering Corp. to sell about $27 million in fiber-optic equipment to Iraq between 1999 and 2001.

The government said the company is affiliated with the Chinese military.

Such transactions were prohibited by U.S. law and international sanctions as a result of the Iraqis' 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Huang was originally charged with failing to register as an agent of a foreign government and conspiring to do so.

"I'm pleased that the government made the right decision and agreed to dismiss the charges in Connecticut and New York," Garber said. He declined to speculate on why the government dropped the charges.

"Lying to a federal law enforcement agent is a felony offense, and the parties involved believe that Mr. Huang's guilty plea to this charge is an appropriate disposition of this case," U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said in a prepared statement. His office declined to comment further.

Federal agents bugged Huang's home, followed him and mounted surveillance cameras in his neighborhood. Agents used the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain warrants and searched his house in the middle of the night.

The FBI contended that Huang had a mistress in China who was an agent for the Chinese government.

The FBI alleged the woman tried to obtain information from Huang about lubricants sold in the U.S. with military applications.

Huang, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Taiwan, came to the United States in 1971 and soon after opened a restaurant in Middletown, which he later sold.

Contact David K. Funkhouser at dfunkhouser@courant.com.

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Former Norwalk Connecticut Mayor Bill Collins talks about cops vandalizing his home, going around in ski masks, abducting citizens, and beating them at a vacant factories:

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