German engineer found guilty in South Africa nuclear smuggling ring
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A German engineer pleaded guilty to being part of an international nuclear smuggling network that supplied Libya and Pakistan with weapons technology, the state prosecuting authority said Tuesday.
Gerhard Wisser, a resident in South Africa, given an 18-year suspended sentence by the Pretoria High Court, where he faced seven charges relating to the network run by disgraced Pakistan nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan.
In a plea agreement, Wisser pleaded guilty to importing and exporting martial linked to Libya and Pakistan's nuclear weapons programs as well as forgery.
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