Background

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

- an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring to export semi-automatic rifles designated as defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List to Gambia without the required State Department licenses (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to time served, three years of supervised release, and a $200 assessment)

- an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting or causing to be exported to the United Kingdom thermal and night vision devices designated as defense articles on the USML without the required State Department licenses (five-year suspension; previously sentenced to one day in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $500 special assessment)

- an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully aiding and abetting the export of, attempting to export, and causing to be exported to Mexico rifles, pistols, and ammunition designated as defense articles on the USML without the required State Department licenses (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to 36 months in prison and a $100 special assessment)

- an individual convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting, attempting to export, and causing to be exported to Mexico a pistol designated as a defense article on the USML without the required State Department license (ten-year suspension; previously sentenced to 55 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special 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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