SIG SAUER REACHES PRELIMINARY DEAL WITH GERMAN PROSECUTORS OVER ARMS SALES TO COLOMBIA

The Firearms Blog on 6th March reported that a court in Germany has come to a preliminary agreement with the legal counsel for 3 SIG Sauer executives which, in return for a guilty plea, will see the Sig Sauer employees avoid prison sentences.  The 3 executives had been accused of the sale of 38,000 SP2022 pistols to Colombia between 2009 and 2011. The pistols were transferred to the US Department of Defense where they were in turn exported to Colombia.  While the pistols were sold to Colombia via the US DOD via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme.  Unlike the recent Heckler & Koch case, which contravened Germany’s ‘War Weapons Control Act’, the sale of firearms to Colombia at the time was not prohibited but nevertheless was said to have violated German export policy.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/03/06/sig-sauer-german-arms-sales/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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