Export Privileges Suspended, Fines Levied for Illegal Exports
The Bureau of Industry and Security has announced the following penalties for violations of the Export Administration Regulations.
- A person currently incarcerated in West Virginia will pay a $3,000 criminal fine, serve six months in prison and have his export privileges suspended through Feb. 6, 2023, after being convicted of conspiring to export controlled items, including handheld thermal imaging cameras, to Belarus without a BIS license or authorization.
- A man currently incarcerated in Texas is serving 24 months in prison, has been added to the State Department’s Debarred List and will have his export privileges suspended through March 1, 2022, after being convicted of exporting a naval radar control unit designated as a defense article on the U.S. Munitions List without a State Department license or written authorization.
- An Arizona man has been sentenced to a $100,000 fine, three years of probation and six months of home confinement and is having his export privileges suspended through March 3, 2021, after being convicted of exporting digital microwave radios to Iran without the required authorization from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
These export privilege suspensions include the revocation of any BIS licenses previously issued in which the individuals had an interest at the time of their convictions. However, these orders do not prohibit any export, reexport or other transaction subject to the EAR where the only items involved that are subject to the EAR are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.-origin technology.