Burns: Email: A Prosecutor’s Best Friend

Another post for today for the export controls crowd, this one coming from Clif Burns, Esq. and his informative blog, Export Law Blog.   In addition to the main post, be sure to spend a few minutes reading the comments thread: Export prosecutions require proof that the defendant understood that the exports in question were illegal. …

Miami Federal Grand Jury Nabs More Iranian Arms Dealers

The Justice Department announced yesterday that that an Iranian national had been arrested and charged, along with ten other defendants, with participating in a conspiracy to export U.S.-made military aircraft parts to Iran.  The defendants in the illegal export conspiracy “conspired to and did export thirteen different types of aircraft parts designated as defense articles on …

No to Penguins and Albatrosses, Yes to Supporting a State Sponsor of Terrorism

It is expected that the Obama Administration will announce this week the easing of U.S. sanctions on Cuba by allowing increased family travel to Cuba.   This politically myopic decision will be done to mollify lobbyists and interest groups seeking closer relations between in the U.S. and Communist-run Cuba.   It will do nothing to advance U.S. …

Varney: We invented class warfare, and I know it when I see it.

If you want to make some sense about what the new power brokers in Washington, DC are doing to free enterprise – the backbone of the American economy – Fox Business Channel and British-born economist Stuart Varney has published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (April 4, 2009) that is well worth a read: I must …

Foreign Corruption, Made for Hollywood, by Hollywood

Most Americans do not know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA), but recent and past indictments for violations of the law makes for great movie fodder.  In a nutshell, the FCPA broadly criminalized bribery of foreign officials by Americans.  The folks over at the FCPA Blog have been documenting something you will never likely see the mainstream …