9th Circ. Upholds Marine's Sentence In Export Case

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday affirmed a three-year prison sentence for a U.S. Marine accused of violating U.S. export law by shipping military-grade night-vision goggles out of the country, saying the lower court had properly interpreted sentencing guidelines.

The appeals panel ruled that Charles Carper, who along with other military members used the online auction service eBay to sell several pairs of the goggles to buyers in Poland and Japan, received an appropriate jail term under the sentencing guidelines mandated by the nature of the exported equipment.

In following sentencing guidelines for the export of military equipment without a license, the...

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