Man pleads guilty in Fla. in plot to help South Korea obtain Russian military technology

MIAMI (AP) — A Korean-American man has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of illegally trying to broker deals for Russian military and rocket technology for South Korea.

Juhwan Yun pleaded guilty Monday in West Palm Beach federal court to trying to help South Korea obtain a rocket propulsion system, SU-27 fighter aircraft, and parts and components for a 20 millimeter Russian gun. Trial had just begun for the 69-year-old Yun.

Yun faces a maximum 10 years in prison and $1 million fine when sentenced Aug. 20. Yun is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Short Hills, N.J.

Yun previously was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for conspiring in 1989 to supply Iran with 500 quarter-ton bombs of sarin nerve gas. None of the gas was shipped to Iran.