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Kentucky business owners arrested in federal probe

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of northern Kentucky business executives have been arrested and charged with illegally sending restricted military grade electronics components to China.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Howard S. Marshall says Louis and Rosemary Brothers of Union, Kentucky, were arrested Friday. Marshall says the FBI in Louisville received information from the State Department indicating Valley Forge Composite Technologies, a company owned and operated by Louis Brothers, provided International Traffic in Arms Regulations items to China. An arrest warrant was issued for the pair after a thorough investigation into the alleged activity.

Details of the items allegedly sold were not immediately available Friday afternoon.

Marshall says the FBI worked the National Counterproliferaton Center and the U.S. State Department during the investigation.

Court records did not list an attorney for the couple.

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