A federal grand jury has indicted a naturalized Canadian citizen and a Chinese national in connection with an effort to export fiber optic gyroscopes from Massachusetts to China.
US Customs Service agents arrested Collin Xu, 33, of Montreal and Yi Yao, 33, of Beijing in February. Xu was charged with attempting to export fiber optic gyroscopes, making false statements and money laundering. Yao faces other charges connected with the plan. Their companies, Lion Photonics Canada Inc. of Montreal and Lion Photonics Inc. of Beijing, were also charged.