DENVER (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Colorado company illegally exported technology used by the U.S. military to South Korea, China, Russia and Turkey.
The U.S. attorney's office in Denver announced the charge Wednesday against Rocky Mountain Instrument Co., and said the company will be forced to forfeit $1 million if convicted.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney declined to comment on whether the alleged crime compromised national security.
Lafayette, Colo.-based RMI says it has been cooperating with the government's investigation and is working toward a plea agreement with prosecutors.
The company manufactures optics components. Prosecutors say it exported prisms and technical data for optics used in military applications to the four countries from April 1, 2005 to Oct. 11, 2007.
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