On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 a woman with a rented office in Pomona California was arrested on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China.
Read the full DoJ News Release here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/pomona-woman-arrested-federal-charges-allege-scheme-smuggle-restricted-space
How did this person acquire devices that are commonly used in space communications valued at more than a $100,000 without raising any RED FLAGS?
I would assume that an investigation will include the entire supply chain.
Does your company have the processes to assure that you know your customer? If not, read what the BIS suggests about knowing your customer and Red Flags: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/enforcement/oee/23-compliance-a-training/47-know-your-customer-guidance
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