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US firm, CEO admit weapon, nuclear-linked export violations

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 08:16 PM
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US firm, CEO admit weapon, nuclear-linked export violations


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A US company and the Indian head of an international firm have admitted to violating laws on export of weapons technology and nuclear power testing equipment to India, the US Justice Department said Thursday.

Decade-long US sanctions over illegal Indian nuclear tests prohibit US-based companies from exporting certain goods and services to India.

Parthasarathy Sudarshan, the Indian CEO of Cirrus Electronics with offices in the United States, Singapore and India, pleaded guilty in Washington Thursday to a charge of shipping restricted weapons technology to the Indian government.

He admitted exporting controlled microprocessors and electronic components to Indian state entities involved in developing ballistic missiles, space launch vehicles and fighter jets.

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 08:16 PM
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The 47-year-old Sudarshan faces a maximum punishment of five years in prison, a 250,000-dollar fine and three years of supervised release, a justice official told AFP. He is to be sentenced on June 16.
Thats not a very big sentence for the crime nuclear-linked export violations . You would think the punishment would be more severe.

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 09:19 PM
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Ship a smoke detector without a trade stamp and you will get the same reaming. Its just the law man. Follow the rules and you get no trouble. Be stupid and they will usually let you off if you are really stupid the first time but it's pretty serious Sheite.

[edit on 14-3-2008 by Illahee]



 
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