With David Hickerson, Gregory Husisian
In recent years, the U.S. government has made the enforcement of U.S. export controls one of its top national security priorities. As an example, in May 2010, a federal jury found Massachusetts-based Chitron Electronics Inc. (Chitron), its president, and another employee guilty of conspiring to illegally export computer chips and other items to its Chinese affiliate in violation of U.S. export laws.