Year Of The Sting: Criminal Export Enforcement In 2013

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 12:21 PM EST) -- Historically, violations of United States export laws garnered relatively modest attention from regulators, and few investigations led to criminal indictments. This was particularly the case when the majority of violations detected by the government were of an administrative nature or involved unsophisticated means and actors.

A recent shift in the tactics employed by United States investigative agents, however, resulted, in 2013, in an unusual spate of federal criminal charges arising from alleged international trade activities. In particular, the aggressive and increasingly routine use of undercover tactics,...
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