Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

  • Bass Pro Shops agreed to pay a civil penalty of $25,000 to dispose of charges that it had exported optical sighting devices for rifles to China, Canada, and Cyprus without a license.
  • Texas woman pleaded guilty in West Texas District Court to one count of smuggling goods from the United States. The charge stems from her sale of two Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (ACOGs) destined for Germany in violation of the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations. The woman bought the equipment from soldiers assigned to Fort Hood, Texas.
  • BIS added a total of 31 new individuals to the Entity List in June. 26 individuals were designated on June 5th with another 5 individuals on June 26th.
  • BIS added 29 persons to the Unverified List (UVL). Persons are added to the list when BIS cannot verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government's control. 

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • Fokker Services B.V (FSBV) of the Netherlands agreed to settle potential civil liability for 1,112 alleged violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations and 41 alleged violations of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations. FSBV will pay a $10.5 million civil penalty and an additional $10.5 million pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice. FSBV indirectly exported or re-exported aircraft spare parts to Iranian and Sudanese customers that FSBV either procured or had repaired in the U.S. specifically to fill a customer's order, or that were U.S.-origin and subject to export license requirements under U.S. law.
  • Network Hardware Resale LLC (NHR) agreed to pay $64,758 to settle potential civil liability for apparent violations of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. Between approximately April 14th, 2008, and January 6th, 2011, NHR exported 16 shipments of networking equipment and related accessories from the United States to Sudan, and two shipments of networking equipment and related accessories from the United States destined for Iran.
  • Red Bull North America, Inc. agreed to pay $89,775 to settled potential civil liability for alleged violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. Between June 8th and June 18th, 2009, seven representatives of RBNA traveled to Cuba in order to film a documentary, without authorization from OFAC. The production of the film, as well as the associated travel, was approved by RBNA management. 

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

  • Department of State administratively debarred Mr. Carlos Dominguez (individually and in his capacity as principal of the following entities) Elint, S.A.; Spain Night Vision, S.A.; and SNV S.A., for failure to respond to a charging order. The violations charged are in connection with Mr. Dominguez's re-export and retransfer of night vision devices without authorization from the Department of State. 366 total violations are alleged.