BIS charged Oyster Bay Pump Works, Inc. and its owner and president, Patrick Gaillard, with six violations of the EAR. According to BIS, Oyster Bay made one export in 2003 and two exports in 2006 of automated liquid-dispensing laboratory equipment to Cuba via Germany without the required licenses from BIS. In 2006 Gaillard ordered his staff to remove references to Cuba from his company’s files and destroy documents relating to exports to Cuba. In 2006 Oyster Bay attempted to export equipment to Iran via the United Arab Emirates without the required authorization from OFAC in violation of the EAR. After learning that the US government confiscated the items destined for Iran, Gaillard ordered his staff to remove references to Iran from his company’s files and destroy documents relating to the exports to Iran and the name of the importer in Iran. Oyster Bay and Gaillard each agreed to a three-year denial order and a US$300,000 civil penalty. In 2007, Gaillard pleaded guilty to criminal charges arising out of the unauthorized Iranian exports and was sentenced in 2008 to 30 days in prison, a US$25,000 criminal fine, three years of probation and a US$300 special assessment.