A Pakistani-American has been arrested in the US on charges of exporting high-tech computer equipment and ‘software application solution’ from the country to Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
- Last Updated:September 23, 2020, 8:57 PM IST
Accused Syed hatched a conspiracy with the company’s staff
According to the ongoing trial in the District Court in Chicago, from 2006 to 2015, Syed and BSI conspired with the employees of the company in Pakistan. They exported computer equipment from the US to the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) without obtaining the necessary authorization from the US Department of Commerce. In this way, Syed violated the International Emergency Economic Energy Act. The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission is a government agency that undertakes the manufacture and testing of ‘high explosive and nuclear weapon parts, uranium mining and enrichment and solid fuel ballistic missiles.
Syed has been accusedThe indictment accused Syed and BSI of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and Foreign Trade Regulations and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Syed, BSI and other conspirators lured US-based computer makers that the illegal shipments were for Pakistan-based universities, Syed’s businesses or Syed himself.
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The truth, however, was that these shipments were for the PAEC which trained the engineers and scientists of the agency. The judicial department said the allegations against Syed caused Syed and his company to cause US-based computer manufacturers to submit US government shipping documents, including shippers export declaration.