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Unseensimpleman
05-23-2008, 10:38 AM
DIRECTV makes final $5 million payment on $32 million 2003 settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The DIRECTV Group Inc., current owner of Hughes Electronic Corp., on Tuesday made the final $5 million payment to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from a 2003 $32 million settlement for violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).




(Media-Newswire.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The DIRECTV Group Inc., current owner of Hughes Electronic Corp., on Tuesday made the final $5 million payment to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) from a 2003 $32 million settlement for violating the Arms Export Control Act ( AECA ).

ICE agents ( then part of the U.S. Customs Service ) initiated an investigation into Hughes Corp. and Boeing Co. ( formerly Hughes Space and Communications ) in August 1999 for suspected unlicensed transfer of licensable technology and services to the Chinese government.

The investigation determined that Hughes and Boeing provided the Chinese government with detailed launch-failure examinations for two rocket launches in 1995 and 1996. Specifically, the information provided to the Chinese government related to the failed launch of a Long March 2E Chinese rocket carrying an American-made APSTAR II satellite in January 1995, and a Long March 3B Chinese rocket carrying an American-made INTELSAT 708 satellite in February 1996. These rockets provide the platforms to put the satellites into Earth

SkyV
05-24-2008, 11:03 PM
I thought Hughes owned DirecTV and solded.:confused:


By the way this very old news.Thanks for dig in..:confused: