In the Matter of: Andrew Vincent O'Donnell, Inmate Number-62355-019, USP Atlanta, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 15060, Atlanta, GA 30315; Order Denying Export Privileges, 76812-76813 [2013-30209]

Download as PDF 76812 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Andrew Vincent O’Donnell, Inmate Number—62355– 019, USP Atlanta, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 15060, Atlanta, GA 30315; Order Denying Export Privileges emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES On August 1, 2011, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Andrew Vincent O’Donnell (‘‘O’Donnell’’), was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (‘‘AECA’’). Specifically, O’Donnell was convicted of aiding and abetting by others known and unknown, knowingly and willfully exporting and attempting to export EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights from the United States to Hong Kong and VLTOR Modular Upper Receivers from the United States to Japan, which are designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, without having first obtained from the Department of State a license for such export or written authorization for such export. O’Donnell was sentenced to 37 months of imprisonment, three years of probation, a $2,500 fine and a special assessment of $400. O’Donnell is also listed on the U.S. Department of State Debarred List. Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’), the EAR, or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of the Internal Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)), or section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). The 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2013). The Regulations issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401– 2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 8, 2013 (78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d); see also 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). In addition, Section 750.8 of the Regulations states that the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’) licenses previously issued in which the person had an interest in at the time of his conviction. I have received notice of O’Donnell’s conviction for violating the AECA, and have provided notice and an opportunity for O’Donnell to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. I have not received a submission from O’Donnell. Based upon my review and consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny O’Donnell’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of O’Donnell’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all licenses issued pursuant to the Act or Regulations in which O’Donnell had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered I. Until August 1, 2021, Andrew Vincent O’Donnell, with a last known address at: Inmate Number—62355–019, USP Atlanta, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 15060, Atlanta, GA 30315, and when acting for or on behalf of O’Donnell, his representatives, assigns, agents or employees (the ‘‘Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to O’Donnell by affiliation, ownership, control or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be subject to the provisions of this Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order. IV. This Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until August 1, 2021. V. In accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, O’Donnell may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. VI. A copy of this Order shall be delivered to the O’Donnell. This Order E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices shall be published in the Federal Register. Issued this 13th day of December 2013. Eileen M. Albanese, Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2013–30209 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Igor Bobel, Inmate #–67253–066, FCI Loretto, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940; Order Denying Export Privileges emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES On May 11, 2012, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Igor Bobel (‘‘Bobel’’), was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (‘‘AECA’’). Specifically, Bobel was convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting and attempting to export, and causing to export, from the United States to a European country, an L–3 CNVD–T2 and two Night Force NXS 8–32x56, which were designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, without having first obtained from the United States Department of State a license for such export or written authorization for such export. Bobel was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a $200 assessment. Bobel is also listed on the U.S. Department of State Debarred List. Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’), the EAR, or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2013). The Regulations issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401– 2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 8, 2013 (78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 the Internal Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)), or section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d); see also 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). In addition, Section 750.8 of the Regulations states that the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’) licenses previously issued in which the person had an interest in at the time of his conviction. I have received notice of Bobel’s conviction for violating the AECA, and have provided notice and an opportunity for Bobel to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. I have not received a submission from Bobel. Based upon my review and consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny Bobel’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of five years from the date of Bobel’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all licenses issued pursuant to the Act or Regulations in which Bobel had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered I. Until May 11, 2017, Igor Bobel, with a last known address at: Inmate # –67253–066, FCI Loretto, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940, and when acting for or on behalf of Bobel, his representatives, assigns, agents or employees (the ‘‘Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76813 C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations. II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Bobel by affiliation, ownership, control or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be subject to the provisions of this Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order. IV. This Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until May 11, 2017. V. In accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Bobel may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


In the Matter of: Andrew Vincent O'Donnell, Inmate Number--62355-
019, USP Atlanta, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 15060, Atlanta, GA 30315; 
Order Denying Export Privileges

    On August 1, 2011, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of 
Georgia, Andrew Vincent O'Donnell (``O'Donnell''), was convicted of 
violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 
(2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (``AECA''). Specifically, O'Donnell was 
convicted of aiding and abetting by others known and unknown, knowingly 
and willfully exporting and attempting to export EOTech Holographic 
Weapon Sights from the United States to Hong Kong and VLTOR Modular 
Upper Receivers from the United States to Japan, which are designated 
as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, without having 
first obtained from the Department of State a license for such export 
or written authorization for such export. O'Donnell was sentenced to 37 
months of imprisonment, three years of probation, a $2,500 fine and a 
special assessment of $400. O'Donnell is also listed on the U.S. 
Department of State Debarred List.
    Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations (``EAR'' or 
``Regulations'') \1\ provides, in pertinent part, that ``[t]he Director 
of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director 
of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of 
any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export 
Administration Act (``EAA''), the EAR, or any order, license or 
authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order 
issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of the Internal 
Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)), or section 38 of the Arms 
Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).'' 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also 
Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. app. Sec.  2410(h). The denial of 
export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 
years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d); see also 50 
U.S.C. app. Sec.  2410(h). In addition, Section 750.8 of the 
Regulations states that the Bureau of Industry and Security's Office of 
Exporter Services may revoke any Bureau of Industry and Security 
(``BIS'') licenses previously issued in which the person had an 
interest in at the time of his conviction.
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    \1\ The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of 
Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730-774 (2013). The Regulations 
issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app. 
Sec. Sec.  2401-2420 (2000)) (``EAA''). Since August 21, 2001, the 
EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 
13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has 
been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent 
being that of August 8, 2013 (78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013)), has 
continued the Regulations in effect under the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. 
IV 2010)).
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    I have received notice of O'Donnell's conviction for violating the 
AECA, and have provided notice and an opportunity for O'Donnell to make 
a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the 
Regulations. I have not received a submission from O'Donnell.
    Based upon my review and consultations with BIS's Office of Export 
Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I 
have decided to deny O'Donnell's export privileges under the 
Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of O'Donnell's 
conviction. I have also decided to revoke all licenses issued pursuant 
to the Act or Regulations in which O'Donnell had an interest at the 
time of his conviction.
    Accordingly, it is hereby ordered
    I. Until August 1, 2021, Andrew Vincent O'Donnell, with a last 
known address at: Inmate Number--62355-019, USP Atlanta, U.S. 
Penitentiary, P.O. Box 15060, Atlanta, GA 30315, and when acting for or 
on behalf of O'Donnell, his representatives, assigns, agents or 
employees (the ``Denied Person''), may not, directly or indirectly, 
participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, 
software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as 
``item'') exported or to be exported from the United States that is 
subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to:
    A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License 
Exception, or export control document;
    B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, 
receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, 
forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, 
any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the 
United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other 
activity subject to the Regulations; or
    C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item 
exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to 
the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations.
    II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following:
    A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item 
subject to the Regulations;
    B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted 
acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or 
control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be 
exported from the United States, including financing or other support 
activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires 
or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control;
    C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition 
or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to 
the Regulations that has been exported from the United States;
    D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item 
subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the 
item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or
    E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the 
Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States 
and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or 
service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or 
controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any 
item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from 
the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means 
installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing.
    III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in 
Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, 
or business organization related to O'Donnell by affiliation, 
ownership, control or position of responsibility in the conduct of 
trade or related services may also be subject to the provisions of this 
Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order.
    IV. This Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect 
until August 1, 2021.
    V. In accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, O'Donnell may 
file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the 
date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of 
the Regulations.
    VI. A copy of this Order shall be delivered to the O'Donnell. This 
Order

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shall be published in the Federal Register.

    Issued this 13th day of December 2013.
Eileen M. Albanese,
Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-30209 Filed 12-18-13; 8:45 am]
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