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Export Privileges Suspended for Illegal Defense Exports, Iran Sanctions Violations

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued separate orders suspending the export privileges of the following individuals for the reasons indicated.

- Export privileges are suspended through Aug. 1, 2021, for a man convicted of aiding the export of holographic weapon sights to Hong Kong and modular upper receivers to Japan without the required State Department license or written authorization. This individual is currently serving a 37 month prison sentence, was also sentenced to a $2,500 fine and a $400 special assessment and has been debarred by the State Dept.

- Export privileges are suspended through May 11, 2017, for a man convicted of exporting defense articles to a European country without the required State Department license or written authorization. This individual is currently serving a 30 month prison sentence, was sentenced to a $200 assessment and has been debarred by the State Dept.

- Export privileges are suspended through Oct. 3, 2017, for a man convicted of conducting financial transactions for the purpose of, and which had the effect of, violating the Iranian Transactions Regulations, including using the hawala system to transfer into Iran money the man believed was intended for investment in that country. The man was also sentenced to a $5,000 fine, a $400 assessment and restitution of $739,377.31.

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