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Chinese Citizen Pleads Guilty to Trying to Illegally Obtain Military-Grade Fiber

A Chinese citizen pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Monday to charges of trying to illegally send a large amount of a high-tech carbon fiber back to China.

Ming Suan Zhang faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced in November.

Undercover agents arrested him last year when he tried to acquire the fiber for what he said was a test flight of a Chinese fighter jet.

The United States is continuing its investigation. The U.S. military uses the special fiber in planes, rockets and nuclear engineering projects.

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