Rotair Industries Incorporated

Also Known As: 

Rotair Industries, Inc.; Rotair

Exporting Country: 

United States


964 Crescent Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06607






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Pleaded guilty in May 2004 to two counts of exporting defense articles and munitions items without the necessary licenses and approvals; sentenced in July 2004 to a $500,000 fine and five years of probation, and required to institute an export compliance program; under Rotair's agreement with the government, the company's owner, Herbert Harrington, will resign from the company; the charges stemmed from two separate undercover investigations that began after U.S. agents working on another matter discovered items manufactured by the company had been shipped to Iran, a prohibited country; both undercover investigations revealed that Rotair shipped military items out of the country; the U.S. State Department had notified Rotair prior to the investigations that it needed to be registered with the State Department and apply for a license before shipping munitions from the United States; a supplier of helicopter replacement parts. Wesley Harrington, a Rotair employee and son of Herbert Harrington, pleaded guilty in May 2004 to attempting to impede federal agents in the process of executing a search warrant at Rotair and was sentenced in July 2004 to one year of probation and a $10,000 fine.

Date Entered: 

May 25, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

September 8, 2004