Irvine : Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Export Charges

An Irvine man has pleaded guilty to charges of illegally exporting computer equipment to Hong Kong. Louis Luk, 27, entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles late Friday.

Luk pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and five counts of illegally exporting computer equipment through Mcall Resources Inc., an Orange County firm. He faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and fines of up to $260,000, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. William Fahey.

Luk was indicted in January after a two-year Department of Commerce investigation into his business dealings, according to court records. Luk and three business associates were charged with illegally shipping about $180,000 worth of equipment to Hong Kong and China.

U.S. District Judge Harry L. Hupp set a May 19 sentencing date for Luk.


Co-defendant Jonas Leung of El Monte is scheduled to go on trial April 29. Two others named in the indictment are believed to be fugitives living in Hong Kong, Fahey said.