A reader, "export boy" (presumably his mother doesn't call him that), comments:
...I'm surprised you've not had a post on BIS placing North Carolina State Senator John Carrington on the DPL a few days ago. This is a pretty high profile individual, at least as far as the DPL goes, and I've not seen a single article on this violation anywhere. I suspect there will be a blurb on it in the next WTTL (Washington Tariff & Trade Letter -ed.), but is this old news or is it just being ignored?
Good catch, export boy.
I suspect that the reason we haven't heard more about Carrington is that he's actually a former, not current, senator. He lost the Republican primary last year to Neal Hunt, who went on to win the general election.
Give the man credit though, he really did earn his place on the Denied Persons List, as part of a settlement covering no less than 181 alleged violations (pdf) of the Export Administration Regulations related to the unlicensed exports of fingerprinting equipment (ECCN 3A981) and ink and powder (both 1A985) to Hong Kong.
Carrington's firm, Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories, agreed to pay (pdf) $400,000 to avoid being immediately slapped with a denial order itself (the order was suspended pending Sirchie's demonstration of good behavior over the next five years).