Report of U.S. export criminal enforcement cases 

April 7: The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) of the U.S. State Department today posted a report providing “a snapshot of . . . major export enforcement, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, and embargo-related criminal prosecutions handled by the Justice Department since January 2008.”

The Justice Department report [PDF 708 KB] is dated January 2014. The following list of sample cases are drawn from the first few pages of this 92-page report, describing prosecutions related to exports of:


  • Aerospace-grade carbon fiber to China
  • Circuit boards supplied to the U.S. Navy by Taiwan company
  • Defense materials to India
  • Surface-to-air missiles to Iran
  • Military weapons parts and accessories overseas
  • Components for IEDs to Iran and Iraq
  • Information technology services and support to Iran
  • Manhattan office building secretly owned and controlled by government of Iran
  • Spacecraft navigation and control technology to Iran
  • Electronics used in military radar and electronic warfare to China
  • Prohibited investments in Iran
  • Firearms to Mexico
  • Computer components to Iran
  • Industrial parts to Iran
  • Thermal imaging scopes and cameras to Belarus
  • Military aircraft engines to Venezuela
  • Satellite technology to Iran
  • Inertial navigation units to the UAE and Turkey


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:


Douglas Zuvich

(312) 665-1022


Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057


John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614


Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617


Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.




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