Prison Sentence for Illegal Defense Exports, Providing Substandard Parts
The Department of Justice reports that the former owner of two defense contracting businesses has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiring to send sensitive military technical drawings to India without the necessary State Department licenses. This individual was also an employee of a separate defense contractor, where she had access to thousands of drawings marked with export-control warnings as well as information on the contractor’s bids on Defense Department contracts. She misrepresented to this employer the nature and extent of her involvement with the businesses she owned to conceal her criminal conduct. This individual was also charged with manufacturing substandard parts provided to the DOD and providing false and misleading material certifications and inspection reports for those parts.