Rocky Mountain Instruments Co. (RMI), pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly and willfully exporting prisms and technical data related to optics used in military applications, without having first obtained a license or written authorization from the Department of State.
“Exporting defense articles without a license is a serious crime that could adversely affect our national security,” U.S. Attorney for Colorado David Gaouette said in a statement
The guilty plea follows a raid on RMI’s headquarters in 2007 by investigators from the military’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service, in regards to U.S. technology export controls. RMI filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in 2009, citing business was affected by the raid and the down economy.
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