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Engineer Charged in Nuclear Plant Blueprint Case

A New Jersey engineer was arrested on Friday on federal charges accusing him of illegally sending blueprints for valves to be used in the construction of a North Korean nuclear power plant. Sitaraman Ravi Mahadevan, 40, of Marleton, New Jersey, is charged with failing to obtain an export license as required by federal law. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a maximum term of 10 years in prison. Mahadevan appeared in Manhattan federal court late on Friday afternoon and was released on a $750,000 bond. Neither he nor his attorney, Gerald Lefcourt, would comment. According to the complaint, Mahadevan is an engineer at Valcor Engineering Corp. of Springfield, New Jersey, a company that makes valves used in the aerospace and nuclear power industries. The complaint said Mahadevan is manager of Valcor’s nuclear business unit. A woman who answered the phone at Valcor would not comment or answer any questions about Mahadevan. Full Story

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