MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - FedEx has agreed to pay a civil penalty over the shipping of technology banned under anti-terrorism measures.
The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security said the Memphis-based air parcel delivery giant agreed to pay $370,000 to resolve allegations.
The government said FedEx processed export paperwork for and transported six packages between 2004 and 2006. Documents state the bureau intercepted packages containing a computer board and peripheral equipment before they reached a Dubai company. The company was investigated after it was linked to a circuit board found inside an unexploded roadside bomb in Iraq.
FedEx spokesman Jim McCluskey told The Commercial Appeal on Thursday that it appeared the checkpoint process of tracking shipments worked.
He said the shipments that ran afoul of regulations were inadvertent.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com