Allegedly attempted to export 7075 T6 aluminum tubing used in aerospace applications from a U.S.-based company to Malaysia, using Antwerp, Belgium as a transshipment point, on behalf of a front-company owned by an individual with ties to Iran, without first obtaining a required license from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); allegedly knowingly falsified information on BIS forms and a Shipper’s Export Declaration, stating that the ultimate consignee for the aluminum tubing was located in Belgium.
Managing director of Belgium-based Industrial Metals and Commodities;
Military Weapon Program
London, United Kingdom
Reason for the color:
» Arrested on June 25, 2013 in New York City, for allegedly attempting to illegally export aluminum tubing to Iran, via Malaysia; charged with three counts, including one count of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and two counts of falsifying statements on U.S. export forms;
» Added on 08/14/2019 to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern;
» Newly Unsealed Federal Indictment Charges Iranian Businessman with Illegally Exporting Nuclear Nonproliferation-Controlled Materials from Illinois;