Archive for the ‘Deemed Export’ Category

Tennessee Trafficking- Tisk, Tisk

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 by Anna Barone

Following an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), four former officers of Sabre Defense Industries, LLC (SDI-US) plead guilty to the following charges:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the United States
  • Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud
  • Making false statements on export and import documents
  • Conspiracy to violate the AECA

Specifically, they admitted to:

  • Illegally importing and exporting regulated firearms and firearm components and technology to and from the United States from Sabre Defense Industries, LLC and from their personal residences.
  • Exporting firearm components from the U.S. to an international location without first obtaining a license or written authorization from the DDTC of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Importing silencers into U.S. from international sources without having first obtained the required license and authorization from ATF.
  • Falsifying shipping records, conceal unlicensed firearms components in false bottoms of shipping cartons, and mislabel and undervalue shipments of firearm components, since 2003, to avoid scrutiny by U.S. Customs and Border Protection control officers.
  • Concealing illegal import and export activities by maintaining two sets of business books to record the company’s accounts and balances, and its export and import activities.

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin says, “The illegal import, export and transfer of firearms and related components poses a great risk to America and our allies.   Those who engage in such irresponsible and illegal activity will come to realize the commitment of our law enforcement partners to safeguarding America and the high priority given to this issue by the Department of Justice.”

Sentencing is set for August 1, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Additional information available:

http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1103/110329nashville.htm

New Work Visa Application Requirement Reminds Applicant Company of Export Control Requirements

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Danielle McClellan

As of November 23, 2010 the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will now require all new employees of H-1B (professional), L-1 (intracompany transferee), and O-1 (extraordinary ability) non-immigrant foreign national workers to confirm that they have reviewed the EAR and the ITAR. They will also have to confirm that a license is not required from the Department of Commerce or the Department of State to release technology or technical data to them, meaning they must have some understanding of the regulations. (more…)