Background

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order suspending for ten years the export privileges of an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully selling technical data relating to U.S. military satellite programs that was controlled on the U.S. Munitions List to a person he believed to be an agent of a Russian intelligence service. The man was previously sentenced to 60 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $200 assessment.

As a result, until Sept. 19, 2027, neither this man nor anyone on his 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 this man had an interest at the time of his conviction.

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