The Justice Department also said Huawei and its subsidiaries violated the RICO Act by stealing trade secrets and copyrighted works from six U.S. companies.
Five Pakistani men are charged with duping 29 U.S. companies into illicitly exporting equipment and components to the blacklisted Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and Advanced Engineering Research Organization.
The Commerce Department increases maximum penalty amounts for violations in accordance with the 2015 Federal Civil Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act.
When companies self-disclose wrongdoing to the Justice Department, “the benefits of their cooperation will be concrete and significant,” said Assistant Attorney General John Demers.
A U.S. man living in Singapore illegally presented technical information at the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in April on how North Korea can use blockchain technology to evade sanctions.
The U.S. Justice Department said Peter Sotis, former owner of Florida-based Add Helium, is accused of smuggling rebreather equipment without an export license to the war-torn country.
The Hong Kong Human Right Rights and Democracy Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Oct. 15, puts pressure on Hong Kong to uphold U.S. export controls.
Resit Tavan, owner of Istanbul-based Ramor Dis Ticaret Ltd., will spend 27 months in jail for conspiring to export U.S. marine equipment to Iran.