Young Su Kim, a former Rocky Mountain Instrument (RMI) Worker was recently charged with one  count of “Willful export of defense articles without a license” after a  years long investigation into the company’s outsourcing practices.


If convicted, Kim could face up to 10 years in prison and fine of up to $1 Million.  $36,000, the value of property Kim is alleged to have acquired as a result of the crime, is also being sought by prosecutors for forfeiture.


Allegations claim that Kim , on Sept. 20, 2007, violated the U.S. arms export laws by sending optical prism specifications to South Korea without a license.


These charges are being brought forth by the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver.   On Oct. 11, 2007, the U.S. military’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed search warrants at RMI alongside the local police.


Many attorneys do not accept these cases. As a former Assistant U.S Attorney, I have had experience in many cases like this. These are very serious charges and this person needs a very good attorney experienced in TOP SECRET security clearance, and has experience dealing with cases involving sensitive matters such as national security.