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General Motors Corp.
Unauthorized Export of Technical Data
Date: 11/01/2004 (Date of Agreement)
Misconduct Type: Import/Export
Enforcement Agency: State Dept.
Contracting Party: International
Court Type: Administrative
Disposition: Administrative Agreement
Synopsis: General Motors and General Dynamics, as successor owner of portions of General Motors, allegedly violated the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. § 2778, in connection with the unauthorized export of technical data, defense services and defense articles to foreign person employees to include those of proscribed countries and other matters. Under a consent agreement, both companies agreed to pay $20 million in fines and remedial measures, with General Motors responsible for $15 million and General Dynamics responsible for $5 million. See related General Dynamics instance, “Unauthorized Export of Technical Data.”