Posts in Violations
May 15, 2013
Last week, DDTC released a proposed charging letter and subsequent consent agreement, alleging 125 charges of ITAR violations against Raytheon Company and its subsidiaries. Here are four key lessons for export compliance officers and corporate counsel who are interested in avoiding similar ITAR compliance problems for their companies.
April 9, 2013
A former employee of L-3 Communications’ Space and Navigation Division was recently sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for exporting U.S. technology to China. Sixing Liu, 49, (aka “Steve Liu”) of Flanders, New Jersey, was convicted on nine counts, which range from lying to federal agents to six counts of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) violations.
February 26, 2013
Recent news stories point to an ongoing investigation which claims that NASA may have been involved in illegal exports of sensitive technologies to China. But what, if anything, is being done to prevent future exports of sensitive technology?
February 11, 2013
A recent story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune describes a raid conducted by law enforcement agents of a local warehouse owned by a multimillion-dollar package forwarding company. This news story is an interesting development in what could become larger problems for U.S. companies offering these services.
August 21, 2012
Ever heard of the BIS Entity List? More importantly, are you screening your transactions against this and other U.S. government watch lists? Several companies were recently penalized for trying to send scrap metal to an entity on this list.