The US State Department has added 23 people to its list of statutorily debarred persons, all of whom were convicted in 2019 of violating or conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). See Notice. People/entities subject to this list may not be granted licences for the export of defence articles/services, and are prohibited from participating directly/indirectly in any transactions or activities regulated under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Statutory debarment lasts for at least 3 years following conviction. For it to be lifted, a request must be submitted, and the Dept of State will undertake a review of all the circumstances in the case with particular regard to national security concerns.
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >