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Improper Export of Defense Articles and Technical Data
Date: 10/28/1999 (Date of Agreement)
Misconduct Type: Import/Export
Enforcement Agency: State Dept.
Contracting Party: International
Court Type: Administrative
Disposition: Administrative Agreement
Synopsis: Raytheon Company entered into a Consent Agreement to settle allegations that it violated the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. § 2778(e), by exporting defense articles and technical data covered by the U.S. Munitions List to Canada without the required approvals from the Department of State, and in other circumstances, violated the terms and conditions of approvals that were provided by the State Department. Under the agreement, Raytheon will pay a civil penalty of $500,000 and a suspended penalty of $50,000 to be applied to the cost of an independent compliance audit.