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Export Privileges Suspended for Unlicensed Shipments

Monday, October 14, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued separate orders suspending the export privileges of individuals convicted of the following crimes. As a result, neither these individuals nor anyone acting on their behalf may directly or indirectly participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software, or technology exported or to be exported from the U.S. that is subject to the Export Administration Regulations. BIS is also revoking all export licenses in which these individuals had an interest at the time of their convictions.

For more information on export controls and compliance, please contact attorney Kristine Pirnia.

- seven-year suspension for knowingly and willfully conspiring to export U.S.-origin items, including high-resolution sonar equipment, data input boards, acoustic transducers, and rugged laptops, to Iran without the required licenses (individual previously sentenced to 25 months in prison and a $100 special assessment)

- seven-year suspension for intentionally attempting to knowingly and willfully export to Mexico 5,000 rounds of ammunition and 125 30-round magazines without the required licenses (individual previously sentenced to six months in prison, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment)

- ten-year suspension for knowingly and willfully exporting gun components without the required licenses (individual previously sentenced to 48 months in prison, two years of supervised release, a $3,000 fine, and a $200 assessment and placed on the State Department’s debarred list)

- ten-year suspension for knowingly and willfully exporting firearms and firearms parts to Russia without the required licenses (individual previously sentenced to 46 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment and placed on the State Department’s debarred list)

- five-year suspension for knowingly and willfully agreeing to attempt to export nuclear triggered spark gaps without the required license (individual previously sentenced to 12 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment)

- ten-year suspension for conspiring to export tactical gear (boresighters and day- and night-vision rifle scopes) to Syria without the required license (individual previously sentenced to 46 months in prison, two years of supervised release, a $5,000 fine, and a $100 assessment)

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