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Prison Sentences for Illegal Exports of Weapons Parts

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports that four former executives of a defense contractor have been given prison sentences of 13 to 18 months in connection with their roles in illegally exporting firearm components and other defense items. According to court documents, all four admitted to their roles in attempting to conceal the exports from 2003 until 2009 through the use of falsified shipping documents and shipping crates with false bottoms. In addition, the contractor maintained a fictitious set of business records to conceal its unlawful shipments of firearm parts, lied about the value of items on shipping documents and also illegally imported firearm silencers.

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