Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Export Violation Administrative Debarment

The State Department issued an order administratively debarring LeAnne Lesmeister, former compliance officer at Honeywell International, from participating in any activities that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for violations of ITAR and the Arms Export Controls Act (AECA). Honeywell voluntarily disclosed numerous violations Lesmeister committed between 2008 and 2012. Lesmeister used her position to circumvent Honeywell’s export compliance program in the fabrication of various export control documents that she presented as State Department authorizations. Relying on these falsified authorizations, Honeywell exported defense articles, including technical data, and provided defense services to various foreign persons without State Department approval. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade Controls in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs formally charged Lesmeister with 21 violations of the AECA and ITAR. She will be prevented from participating directly or indirectly in any activities that are subject to ITAR for a period of three years and until an application for reinstatement is submitted and approved by the State Department.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
State Dept.
Contracting Party
Court Type
Suspend/Debar - Employee
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. $0
Further Information Released
State Department Press Release 11/27/2013
Debarment Order 11/25/2013
Charging Letter 7/11/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database