US: INVESTIGATION LEADS TO GUILTY PLEA OF CHICAGO TECH EXECUTIVE ILLEGALLY EXPORTING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT TO PAKISTAN

On 28 October, a news release from Immigration & Customs Enforcement advised that a Chicago technology executive had pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge and admitted illegally exporting computer equipment from the US to a nuclear research agency of the Pakistani government.  Obaidullah Syed, 66, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export goods from the US without a licence from the Department of Commerce and to submitting false export information.  He and the other conspirators falsely represented to computer manufacturers that the illegal shipments were intended for Pakistan-based universities or Syed’s businesses, and not their true destination.

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-guilty-plea-chicago-tech-executive-illegally-exporting

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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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