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The Department of Justice announced May 14 that an Illinois man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to ship a thermal imaging camera to Pakistan without obtaining a license from the Department of Commerce. He has also been ordered to complete a term of two years of supervision after his release.

A DOJ press release states that as the owner, president and registered agent of an Illinois company in the business of purchasing items for export from the United States this man was regularly involved in the negotiation, purchase and export of materials from U.S. manufacturers to overseas locations. According to the press release, the man exported and attempted to export controlled items to Pakistan without ever applying for a license despite knowing that some exports, particularly of goods designated as dual-use items, are controlled by the departments of State or Commerce and require a license.

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