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Export Privileges Suspended for Unlicensed Exports, Shipments to Syria

Friday, April 07, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

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

- a person convicted of willfully combining, conspiring, confederating, and agreeing with others to export goods to Syria in violation of the U.S. sanctions on that country without the required authorization (export privileges suspended through June 13, 2026; previously sentenced to 32 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment)

- a person convicted of knowingly and intentionally conspiring and agreeing to knowingly and willfully export to Mexico a semi-automatic rifle designated as a defense article on the U.S. Munitions List without the required license or authorization (export privileges suspended through July 25, 2024; previously sentenced to 46 months in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $100 assessment)

- a person convicted of willfully attempting to export to Lebanon firearms parts and accessories designated as defense articles under the USML without the required license or authorization (export privileges suspended through Aug. 12, 2025; previously sentenced to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release, a $70,734.24 criminal fine, and a $200 assessment)

- a person convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring, combining, confederating, and agreeing with other persons to export MKS pressure transducers to Iran without the required licenses and authorizations (export privileges suspended through Jan. 27, 2026; previously sentenced to nine years in prison and a $600 assessment)

- a person convicted of willfully attempting to export defense articles listed on the USML without the required license or written authorization (export privileges suspended through Feb. 28, 2026; previously sentenced to 40 months in prison, 36 months of supervised release, and a $100 assessment)

Under these orders, until the dates specified 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.

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