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Export Privileges Suspended for Unlicensed Shipments

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued separate orders suspending the export privileges of the following individuals for five or ten years.

- a man convicted of 19 counts of knowingly and willfully exporting firearm parts to various countries without the required licenses (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $3,200 assessment)

- a man convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring to export fighter jet engines and an unmanned aerial vehicle to China without the required licenses (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to 50 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment)

- a man convicted of intentionally and knowingly conspiring and agreeing to knowingly and willfully export 5.56 caliber rifles to Mexico without the required licenses (five-year suspension; previously sentenced to 46 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $200 assessment)

- a man convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring to export aviation course indicators, aerospace metal sheets and rods, specialty paints and adhesives, and a fiber optic video transmitter and receiver to Iran without the required authorization and in violation of a temporary denial order (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to 18 months in prison, 12 months of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and forfeiture of $69,159)

- a man convicted of knowingly and willfully attempting to export firearm parts to Brazil without the required licenses (five-year suspension; previously sentenced to 38 months in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $100 assessment)

- a man convicted of intentionally and knowingly conspiring and agreeing with other persons to knowingly and willfully export 5.56 caliber rifles to Mexico without the required licenses (five-year suspension; previously sentenced to 46 months in prison and a $100 assessment)

- a man convicted of knowingly and willfully attempting to export firearms without the required license (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to 51 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $300 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.

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