Export Privileges Suspended for Unlicensed Shipments
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued separate orders suspending the export privileges of the following individuals for five or ten years.
- an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting to Austria three angled fore grips and two battery-assisted device levers designated as defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List without the required State Department licenses (five-year suspension; previously sentenced to eight months in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $125 assessment)
- an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting and causing to be exported to Hong Kong two semi-automatic pistols, two silencers, and 1,000 rounds of ammunition, which are designated as defense articles on the USML, without the required State Department licenses (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to ten months in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment)
As a result, for five or ten years from their respective convictions neither these individuals nor anyone 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.