A Miami-based computer exporter was fined $250,000 for exporting computers and related items to Libya and Sudan.
Judge James King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida set the fine after the company, International High Tech Marketing, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges, Commerce Department officials said this week.The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of CHS Electronics Inc.
The company also pled guilty to three felony counts charging that the firm underdeclared the value of exports to U.S. Customs, thereby evading reporting requirements that would have made it disclose the destination to authorities.
High-tech exports to Libya and Sudan are restricted under export control laws, which limit the sales of high technology abroad for national security reasons. The two countries are considered sponsors of terrorism.