Glenview man, father accused in WMD conspiracy
A man from Glenview is now under home confinement after federal authorities accused him in a plot to ship banned machinery to North Korea.
Prosecutors say 36-year-old Gary Tsai, originally from Taiwan, conspired with his father, Alex Tsai, by setting up a front company and funneling machine orders through it.
The banned equipment included drilling machines that can be used in making weapons of mass destruction.
Alex Tsai was convicted in Taiwan more than decade ago of shipping restricted equipment to North Korea; but the feds say, with his son’s help, he was able to keep making those illegal shipments.
Alex Tsai was arrested last week in Estonia and awaits extradition back to America to face charges.