The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued separate orders denying for periods ranging from three to ten years the export privileges of four individuals located in the U.S. or Mexico who have been convicted of the following violations.

- knowingly and willfully attempting to export a U.S.-origin item to Iran without the required authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control

- fraudulently and knowingly buying, selling, and facilitating the transportation and sale of a defense article without a license knowing it was intended for export

- knowingly and intentionally conspiring and agreeing with others to export ITAR-controlled technical data to one or more foreign nationals without the required license or other written approval

Three of these individuals have also been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 36 months to 42 months.

Under the BIS orders, 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 EAR.

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