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Export Violations Alleged Against Three Companies

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Justice reports that an Indonesian citizen and three Indonesia-based companies have been charged in U.S. federal court with conspiracy to unlawfully export U.S.-origin goods and technology to an Iranian end-user and to evade U.S. export regulations, prohibitions, and licensing requirements The individual and one of the companies also faces charges of unlawful export and attempted export to an embargoed country, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and false statements. According to a DOJ press release, the conspiracy involved transporting goods owned by the Iranian company through Indonesia to the U.S. for repair and reexport to the Iranian company in Iran and elsewhere.

The individual faces statutory maximum sentences of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and defraud the U.S. government, 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine for each of the individual charges of violating IEEPA, 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the false statement.

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

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