Background

The Department of Justice reports that a Florida company and its CEO have been sentenced for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as well as the terms of an export denial order. According to a DOJ press release, the two pleaded guilty to knowingly and willfully brokering the sale of military aircraft parts to Thailand and Pakistan. This activity was barred by a BIS denial order prohibiting the company and its owners, agents and employees from participating in any transaction involving the export of any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations. That order was issued after the company and CEO were convicted in 2011 for violating the Arms Export Control Act.

DOJ states that the CEO was sentenced to serve 41 months in prison, an enhanced sentence that resulted from the judge’s determination that the denial order constituted a national security control. The company was sentenced to one year of probation and a special assessment of $400 upon a finding that it is currently listed as inactive by the Florida Division of Corporations as a result of the CEO’s arrest.

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