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Jury Convicts US Navy Officer of Hiding Ties to Chinese Businessman

The Epoch Times

By Dorothy Li

November 16, 2021 Updated: November 16, 2021


A U.S. Navy Lieutenant based in Jacksonville was found guilty of hiding relationships and buying guns for a Chinese businessman who was convicted of exporting military boats to China.

Lt. Yang Fan, 36, was convicted in a Jacksonville federal court on Nov. 16 of conspiring to violate U.S. firearms laws, making false written statements to federally licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of two firearms, and making false written statements as part of a security clearance background investigation, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

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