[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 104 (Monday, June 1, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29773-29774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-14315]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 2827]


Statutory Debarment Under the International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Defense Trade Controls, State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has 
imposed statutory debarment pursuant to Section 127.7(c) of the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130) 
on persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate Section 38 
of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778).

EFFECTIVE DATE: Date of conviction as specified for each person.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip S. Rhoads, Chief, Compliance 
and Enforcement Branch, Office of Defense Trade Controls, Department of 
State (703-875-6644).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA prohibits 
licenses and other approvals for the export of defense articles and the 
furnishing of defense services to be issued to a person, or any party 
to the export, convicted of violating or conspiring to violate the 
AECA. Pursuant to Section 127.7(c) of the ITAR, statutory debarment is 
imposed upon persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate 
the AECA. Statutory debarment is based solely upon a conviction in a 
criminal proceeding, conducted by a United States court, and as such 
the administrative proceedings outlined in Part 128 of the ITAR are not 
applicable.
    This notice is provided in order to make the public aware that the 
persons listed below are prohibited from participating directly or 
indirectly in any brokering activities and in any export from or 
temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related 
technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the 
ITAR:

1. Mohammad Iqbal Badat, 11025 Maidencane Court, Houston, TX 77086. 
Conviction date: March 13, 1996, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 371 (conspiracy to 
violate the AECA), U.S. v. Mohammad Iqbal Badat, U.S. District Court 
for the Western District of Louisiana, 6:93CR60013-002
2. Sanford B. Groetzinger, 82 Dennison Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 22 
U.S.C. Sec. 2778 (violation of the AECA). Conviction date: June 13, 
1997, U.S. v. Sanford B. Groetzinger, U.S. District Court for the 
District of Massachusetts, 1:96CR10326-001
3. Alfred Peter Harms, Merkurstr. 32, 76461 Muggensturm, Germany. 
Conviction date: October 25, 1996, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 371 (conspiracy to 
violate the AECA), U.S. v. Alfred Peter Harms, U.S. District Court for 
the Northern District of Texas, 3:96-CR-280-R(1)
4. James Lee, 410 Auburn Way, No. 34, San Jose, CA 95129. Conviction 
date: June 18, 1997, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778 (violation of the AECA), U.S. 
v. James Lee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of 
California, 5:95CR20142-002
5. Thomas McGuinn, Cloommull Drumcliffe, County Sligo, Republic of 
Ireland. Conviction date: April 19, 1996, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778 
(violation of AECA), U.S. v. Thomas McGuinn, U.S. District Court for 
the Southern District of Florida, 94-170-CR-UNGARO-BENAGES
6. Penny Ray, 7100 Rainbow Drive #30, San Jose, CA 95129. Conviction 
date: June 18, 1997, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778 (violation of AECA), U.S. v. 
Penny Ray, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 
5:95CR20142-001
7. Salvador Romavi-Orue, 15400 S.W. 75 Circle Lane, Apt. 104, Miami, FL 
33193. Conviction date: February 16, 1996, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778 
(violation of AECA) U.S. v. Salvador Romavi-Orue, U.S. District Court 
for the Southern

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District of Florida 95-118-CR-UNGARO-BENAGES
8. Wayne P. Smith, 2333 Big Woods, Edgerly Road, Vinton, LA 70668. 
Conviction date: October 3, 1995, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778 (violation of 
AECA), U.S. v. Wayne P. Smith, U.S. District Court for the Western 
District of Louisiana, 2:95CR20069-001
9. Erickson Trouillot, 8840 N.W. 23rd Street, Coral Springs, FL. 
Conviction date: October 29, 1996, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 2778 (violation of 
AECA), U.S. v. Erickson Trouillot, U.S. District Court for the Southern 
District of Florida, 95-6138-CR-GONZALES(s)

    Specific case information may be obtained from the Office of the 
Clerk for each respective U.S. District Court.
    This notice involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States encompassed within the meaning of the military and foreign 
affairs exclusion of the Administrative Procedure Act. Because the 
exercise of this foreign affairs function is discretionary, it is 
excluded from review under the Administrative Procedure Act.

    Dated: May 11, 1998.
William J. Lowell,
Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-
Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 98-14315 Filed 5-29-98; 8:45 am]
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