In the first major case of its kind, Taiwan nationals Gary and Alex Tsai stand trial for co-ordinating machinery exports for the DPRK
“I ate what they gave me in the jail,” the defendant told Judge Charles Norgle, speaking through a Mandarin interpreter, to show that he was following proceedings.
“What was it?”
“Milk and cereal.”
“And how was it?”
The court proceedings for a case involving North Korea, the FBI and an alleged arms supplier and money launderer from Taiwan began with a conversation about breakfast.
The defendant, 69-year-old Taiwanese businessman Hsien Tai Tsai, also known as Alex Tsai, was pleading guilty to a litany of crimes related to supplying equipment for the production of weapons of mass destruction to North Korea and money laundering.
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