Our Videos

August 21, 08

NEWS / GUILTY PLEA OF ATMOSPHERIC GLOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC


[KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE]—On Wednesday, August 20, Atmospheric Glow Technologies, Inc. (AGT), a privately held plasma technology company located in Knoxville, Tennessee, plead guilty to ten (10) counts of a federal Indictment charging AGT with unlawfully exporting in 2005 and 2006 ten different “defense articles” to a citizen of the People’s Republic of China in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. This law prohibits the export of defense-related materials, including the technical data, to a foreign national or a foreign nation. The illegal exports by AGT charged in the Indictment related to technical data and information that was developed through a U.S. Air Force research and development contract. AGT entered the guilty pleas before Judge Thomas Varlan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville.

The maximum punishment for each of these offenses for the corporate defendant is a criminal fine of $1,000,000, a maximum term of five (5) years of probation and a mandatory special assessment of $400. Sentencing has been set for December 8, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., in United States District Court in Knoxville.

The U.S. Air Force research contract with AGT related to the development of an unmanned flight vehicle munitions systems of the type often referred to as a “drone.” AGT admitted in court to unlawfully exporting to a People’s Republic of China national technical information concerning the test results of this research project.

United States Attorney Russ Dedrick stated that “Vigorous enforcement of the laws controlling arms export and trafficking is of the highest priority for the Department of Justice and is part of our duty to protect national security and the nation’s defense system. Both the Indictment and the guilty pleas by AGT reflect the Department’s efforts to combat illegal exports where ever it may happen, whether it is here locally or overseas.”

On May 20, 2008, a 18-count indictment, which included the aforementioned charges, was returned against Atmospheric Glow Technologies, Inc. and Dr. J. Reece Roth, a University of Tennessee Professor, by a federal grand jury sitting in Knoxville, Tennessee. The indictment was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Assistant United States

Attorneys A. William Mackie and Jeffrey E. Theodore represented the United States. For additional information, please contact United States Attorney Russ Dedrick, Assistant U.S. Attorney William Mackie or Public Information Officer Sharry Dedman-Beard at 865-545-4167.

Source: http://knoxville.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/2008/kxillegalexports082008.htm

 




Testimonials

AnnaMaria Realbuto
Thank you for all your assistance and efficiency...
Read More »
Kateryna Melnychenko
Thanks a lot Anton!...
Read More »
Rani Payne
Thank you so much! I’m sure I will be in touch again with something else that will need to be apost...
Read More »
Serge Bauer Law
Thank you again for your help with this case!...
Read More »



FAQ

Q. Will the IRS allow me to provide it with direct deposit information, if I didn’t include that information on my original tax return?
Read More »
Where are the biggest growth areas for outsourcing and why?
Read More »
What kind of visa do I need to visit the U.S.?
Read More »
What is the H-1B cap?
Read More »






News

May 16, 24
Bureaucratic snafu with birth certificate strands young US couple with newborn baby in Brazil
Read More »
May 13, 24
Apostille Convention to Take Effect in Rwanda in June
Read More »
May 6, 24
Federal Appeals Court Debates Tennessee’s Birth Certificate Policy Amid Transgender Rights Battle
Read More »
April 30, 24
OJ Simpson died from prostate cancer—death certificate
Read More »