A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to 30 months in custody and fined $20,000 for conspiring with her husband to sell sensitive military equipment to China. Ye Sang “Ivy” Wang was a Logistics Specialist First Class assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Command.
Her husband Shaohua “Eric” Wang was sentenced in February of 2020 after admitting that he used his online retailer to illegally sell export-controlled US military equipment. He used his wife’s position within the service to purchase the equipment for resale. According to Ivy Wang’s plea agreement she used her NSW position to make purchases between 2015 and 2019. In March of 2018 while she was deployed to Iraq she used her military email and mailing address to order a device for identifying American military personnel in the field.
The device shipped to her base in San Diego and she told her command the package was a camping tool for her husband. Months later, when she returned from Iraq she informed agents that her husband was shipping equipment to China and that he had requested to use her military credentials to make the purchases himself.