For Immediate Release: Oct 01, 2004
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Xinjian Yi and his daughter, Yu (Judy) Yi, of Wuhan, People’s Republic of China (PRC), have each been ordered to pay to a $22,000 civil penalty, the maximum fine for the two violations committed, and denied export privileges for 10 years for committing violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Pursuant to a charging letter filed by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) held that Xinjian Yi and Yu Yi violated the EAR when they conspired to export national security-controlled thermal imaging cameras from the United States to the PRC without the required export licenses from the Department of Commerce. The ALJ further held that Xinjian Yu violated the EAR when he carried the unlicenced cameras with him to the PRC, constituting an export, and that Yu Yi aided and abetted the export of the thermal imaging cameras by acquiring them for Xinjian Yi.
The Under Secretary for Industry and Security imposed the fines and denial orders upon the recommendation of the ALJ in this matter.