Topics: Export of Classified Defense Information; Violation of Arms Export Control Act; Prompt Presentment Rule; 18 U.S.C. 3501(c); F.R.C.P. 5(a).
Appellant challenged his convictions for Conspiracy to Export Classified Defense Information to China, Violation of the Arms Export Control Act, Communicating National Defense Information to Aid a Foreign Nation, Unlawful Retention of National Defense Information, money laudering and tax fraud. As lead counsel in the appeal, Ms. McMillen argued among other issues that the district court erred in denying appellant’s motion to suppress various statements he made to F.B.I. investigators in violation of Rule 5 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and 18 U.S.C. § 3501(c), which error was not harmless.