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Jail Sentence for Exporting Controlled Optical Gunsights to Germany

Monday, June 23, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security indicates in a June 19 press release that a Texas woman has been sentenced to six months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for illegally exporting advanced combat optical gunsights to Germany in violation of the ITAR. According to court documents, the woman worked for a government contractor and also operated an online business selling surplus military clothing and equipment. In June 2010, the woman sold two advanced combat optical gunsights to an individual in Connecticut with the understanding that those products were destined for Germany. However, she failed to obtain the license required to export items included in the U.S. Munitions List.

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