A former employee of Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. was charged personally for criminal ITAR violations in connection with the transfer of technical drawings to offshore components manufacturers. Rocky Mountain Instrument, a government contracts firm in Denver, Colorado, had previously been prosecuted in 2007 for export violations for transferring to foreign manufacturers technical drawings for optical components without obtaining an export license. In June 2010, Rocky Mountain pled guilty to criminal ITAR charges and, in October 2010, also settled a separate civil investigation involving the same violations. It appears that prosecutors are continuing the investigation and now are turning their attention to individual employees involved in the case. The employee was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Colorado on April 21, 2011, although the events giving rise to the prosecution occurred in 2007. If convicted, the employee faces penalties of up to ten years imprisonment and $1,000,000 in fines, plus criminal forfeitures. The case currently is being investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). Links to reports on the investigation can be found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/co/press_releases/2011/April2011/4_21_11.html and http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1104/110421denver.htm?f=m.