- - Monday, May 24, 2010

FLORIDA

Man pleads guilty in arms plot

MIAMI | 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 Yun, 69.


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.

MICHIGAN

Prosecutor: Put ex-mayor in prison

DETROIT | A prosecutor is seeking a prison term of two years to five years for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who violated his probation in a criminal case.

In a court filing Monday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said more probation for Kilpatrick would only be a reward for lies and deceit.

Kilpatrick will appear in court Tuesday to learn his punishment. A judge found he didn’t report all assets and failed other conditions as part of his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

Miss Worthy said the former mayor’s probation should be revoked and a receiver should be appointed to hunt for assets. She said Kilpatrick has “learned nothing” from his criminal case, in which he pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in a civil lawsuit.

MINNESOTA

Driving to hospital, mom gives birth

BEMIDJI | A Minnesota mother has given birth to a baby boy while driving herself to the hospital, with the newborn’s father steering the car from the passenger’s seat.

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