The father and son accused of helping North Korea develop WMDs

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?”

“It was…OK.”

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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