“On August 19, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Jose Orence Cocchiola (‘Cocchiola’), was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (‘AECA’). Specifically, Cocchiola knowingly and willfully attempted to export defense articles, that is, 9mm pistols, from the United States to Venezuela, without having first obtained a license or written approval from the United States Department of State. Cocchiola was sentenced 36 months of imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and a $200 assessment.”

81 FR 40654-55
Published 06-22-2016