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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Unauthorized Re-Exports to Sudan

“The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that ExxonMobil Corporation of Fairfax, Va., agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $49,500 to settle charges that affiliates of the former Mobil Oil Corporation, located in Texas, the United Kingdom, and Egypt participated in or were otherwise liable for the unauthorized re-export of computers and related hardware to Sudan. These exports were made in violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and a trade embargo in place since 1997…The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that on three occasions between June 1999 and February 2000, Mobil Services Company Ltd. and Mobil Oil Egypt caused the re-export of computer servers and laptop computers to a Mobil Oil subsidiary in Sudan without the required export licenses.”

Misconduct Type
Import/Export
Enforcement Agency
Commerce
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
8/9/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $49,500
Further Information Released
DOC Press Release 8/29/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database