US businessman admits making illegal exports to Pakistani atomic, space agencies

According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2012 to December 2016, Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and export those goods without a license to Pakistan, in violation of the EAR.

By: PTI | New York | Published:June 5, 2017 2:44 pm
manohar parrikar, parrikar, defence minister, no first use policy, nuclear policy, nuke policy, india nuclear policy, nuclear weapons, nuclear agreement, NFU, atal bihari vajpayee, nuclear strike, indian military, non nuclear military forces, india, pakistan, pakistan terrorism, terrorism in india, indian express column, india news, latest news “The illegal exportation of sensitive technology to prohibited entities such as PAEC, SUPARCO and NILOP, poses a significant threat to our national security,” said Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Northeast Field Office. Khan never obtained a license to export any item to the designated entity even though he knew that a license was required prior to export.

A 43-year-old business owner in the US has pleaded guilty to exporting products without a license to Pakistani atomic and space agencies in violation of US federal laws and faces up to 20 years in prison. Imran Khan, of North Haven, Connecticut, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty on June 2 in Hartford federal court to violating US export law, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre Daly said.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2012 to December 2016, Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and export those goods without a license to Pakistan, in violation of the EAR.

Khan conducted business as Brush Locker Tools or as Kauser Enterprises-USA. When asked by US manufacturers about the end-user for a product, Khan either informed the manufacturer that the product would remain in the US, or he completed an end-user certification indicating that the product would not be exported.

After the products were purchased, they were shipped by the manufacturer to Khan’s North Haven residence or to a business owned by him. The products were then shipped to Pakistan on behalf of either the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) or the National Institute of Lasers and Optronics (NILOP), all of which were listed on the US Department of Commerce Entity List, the Justice Department said in a statement.

“The illegal exportation of sensitive technology to prohibited entities such as PAEC, SUPARCO and NILOP, poses a significant threat to our national security,” said Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Northeast Field Office. Khan never obtained a license to export any item to the designated entity even though he knew that a license was required prior to export.

He pleaded guilty to one count of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. In pleading guilty, Khan specifically admitted that, between August 2012 and January 2013, he procured, received and exported to PAEC an “Alpha Duo Spectrometer” without a license to do so.

Khan is scheduled to be sentenced by US District Judge Vanessa Bryant in August 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. He has been released on a USD 100,000 bond since he was arrested in December last year.

“The US Attorney’s office in Connecticut is committed to working with our federal law enforcement partners to ensure that sensitive technology, manufactured in the US and elsewhere, does not fall into the wrong hands,” Daly said.

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    Jaskiran
    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    the three scoundrels , stan,China and North Korea. High time they are isolated and sorted out. Ultimately as time goes by the world would know about the negative and shady underhand deals they have indulged in.
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      David
      Jun 6, 2017 at 2:35 am
      India this is a drama by US. They and Europeans are the first people to supply nuke technology to Porkistan and followed by China. Remember the Porkistani American guy who did recee in the Mumbai b ombings. He is enjoying retirement in the US under the guise of violating laws.
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        Sujatha Selvam
        Jun 6, 2017 at 2:22 am
        The US and Russia are the world's top most exporters of arms and ammunitions. Both these countries export nearly 58 percent of the world consumption. They want to run their arms shop and therefore they need buyers. They create an enemy for the buyers. I doubt if there is an organization called ISIS, even if there is a set up, it must have been the handiwork of US, Russia and Israel. Who created and financed Bin Laden in Afghanistan to fight against Russian regime? Who created Saddam Hussein? Who supported Zia ul Haq? It is all US and it is the same US that physically eliminated them too. As long as arms business flourishes, we just cannot hope for a peaceful living.
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          Employ Ment
          Jun 5, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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            Murthy
            Jun 5, 2017 at 10:17 pm
            A.Q. Khan stole Centrifuges from Europe, China gifted them a full design of an atomic bomb and tested that design for them in their Central Asian desert. Now, this Imran Khan.... no end to their capacity to steal, intrigue with North Korea, via China. Most of their military equipment tend to be zakat from the USA. Saudi or China. Paks are good at designing 'suicide belts' though. Their Onyx jars are poorly finished but cricket bats are okay. Let us not speak of their Cricket Team for now, what a bunch of......
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              Vijay Rajpal
              Jun 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm
              The article writer has not guts in writing... a muslim american has been arrested for sabotage and illegally exporting nuclear technology to its origin country!!!
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                Alok Barthwal
                Jun 5, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                US and European countries will soon realise as to what really porkies are. They needs to wiped out from this planet.
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                  vish
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 7:02 pm
                  stan has been importing atomic weapon parts illegally from USA for the past many years and US Muslims were supporting and that was known to US but turned blind eye for support to their army in Afghanistan .Neither US and nor stan can be trusted .Both are involved in Proliferation of nuclear items they should be punished by UN .
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