Woman accused of shipping paint to Pakistani plant

By ERIC TUCKER | July 7, 2011 | 3:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former managing director of a Chinese company has been charged with clandestinely exporting hundreds of gallons of paint coatings to a nuclear power plant in Pakistan.

Xun Wang was arrested in Georgia last month and appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, where she faces charges including conspiracy and illegal export.

A federal grand jury indictment accuses Wang of exporting the paint coatings to the Pakistani plant without the required license from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Wang is the former managing director of architectural coatings at PPG Paints Trading.

Wang pleaded not guilty and was ordered held pending a detention hearing on Tuesday.

One of her attorneys, Bruce Baird, had no immediate comment.