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03/13/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Rafael Cabrera-Mesa, of Reading, Pa., was sentenced March 12 to five years in prison for shipping a Remington Model 760 Gamemaster .30 06 rifle and ammunition in foreign commerce and use of false identification, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/07/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Among the allegations cited by State Department officials was the 2009 HSI investigation of Esterline's subsidiary, Everett-based Korry HMI Solutions.

02/13/2014
Harlingen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Gregorio Rodriguez-Aranda, 25, and Maria Luisa Sanchez-Lopez, 24, appeared before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez Feb. 13. Judge Alvarez sentenced Rodriguez and Sanchez to 57 and 46 months imprisonment, respectively.
02/11/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
See Kee Chin, aka Alfred Chin, 56, of Hong Kong, made inquiries to a U.S. company through a Canadian intermediary about purchasing highly specialized accelerometers used in spacecraft navigation systems.
02/10/2014
Del Rio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Jesus Cardenas, 23, and Luis Cardenas, 34, both of New Braunfels, Texas, were found guilty after a three-day trial for attempting to smuggle ammunition and magazines into Mexico.
02/07/2014
San Diego, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hassan Rafiee and Idin Rafiee, both of San Diego, and Majid Nouri, of Katy, Texas, were arraigned on an indictment unsealed in district court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major. If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
02/05/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Alexandre Astakhov, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced May 13. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison.
01/28/2014
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Robert Jacaman Sr. 60, owner of Jacaman Guns and Ammo, as a convicted felon, surrendered his federal firearms license. He is no longer a firearms dealer and is prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition and destructive devices.
01/28/2014
Eagle Pass, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Richard Hesles Jr, 34, and Damien Hesles, 24, of Eagle Pass, Texas, appeared before U.S. District Judge Alia Moses who sentenced the brothers Jan. 28. Richard was sentenced to 10 years; his brother Damien was sentenced to nine years and two months. Aside from their sentences, Judge Moses ordered Richard to pay a $7,500 fine.
01/24/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Nares Lekhakul, 36, a US lawful permanent resident living in Bellevue, will serve 24 months in prison and his brother Naris Lekhakul, 42, will serve 36 months.
01/21/2014
Cheyenne, WY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze, a citizen of Russia, was sentenced Friday to almost five months in federal prison (time served) for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade thermal imaging scopes to his home country.
01/08/2014
Rome, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
On Sept. 26, jury found Mark Mason Alexander, aka Musa Mahmood Ahmed, 53, of Roswell, guilty of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
12/20/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Nader Modanlo, aka Nader Modanlou, aka Nader Modanlu, 53, was also ordered to forfeit $10 million.
12/19/2013
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Siarhei Baltutski, aka Sergey Boltutskiy, 41, must also pay a $3,000 fine, $300 special assessment and serve three years of supervised release.
12/19/2013
Denver, CO
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Philip Chaohui HE, aka Philip Hope, was residing in Oakland, Calif., at the time of his arrest. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver Dec. 15, 2011.
12/10/2013
New Haven, CT
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Haven federal court to conspiring to provide and providing material support, including funds, personnel and physical items, to the Chechen Mujahideen, the Taliban and associated terrorist groups.
10/30/2013
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Belgian businessman Nicholas Kaiga will be arraigned Thursday on federal charges alleging he violated U.S. laws by attempting to export aluminum tubes, that were controlled for nuclear nonproliferation purposes, from an Illinois company, through Belgium, to a Malaysian company, without obtaining a required license from the U.S. Commerce Department
10/28/2013
Trenton, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
The owner of two New Jersey defense contracting businesses, Hannah Robert, was arraigned Monday for allegedly transmitting military blueprints to India without a license.
10/23/2013
Trenton, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Robert Luba, the owner and general manager of Sparta-based Allied Components LLC, a company that supplies defense hardware items to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a false claim to the DOD and for violating the Arms Export Control Act. Luba provided the DOD non-conforming wing-pins for the F-15 fighter.
10/22/2013
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Nares Lekhakul, 36, a Thai national and U.S. lawful permanent resident living in Bellevue, and his Thai brother Naris Lekhakul, 42, now face recommended sentences of 48 months and 30 months respectively.
10/16/2013
Tokyo, Japan
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents provided investigative leads to the National Police Agency of Japan (NPA) resulting in the Sept. 26 arrest of two Japanese nationals and the seizure of a firearm.
09/18/2013
Tampa, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
According to the plea agreement, from approximately 2009 to September 2012, John Alexander Talley, 42, and his company conspired with others to unlawfully export sophisticated enterprise-level computer equipment from the United States to Iran.
09/06/2013
Denver, CO
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Philip Chaohui He, aka Philip Hope, is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel Dec. 18. He is currently in federal custody.
09/06/2013
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Federal agents arrested two brothers, both of whom worked for law enforcement agencies, Thursday for conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act by exporting high-powered weapons from the United States to the Philippines.
08/30/2013
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Arsalan Shemirani has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for conspiracy to illegally export more than 3,000 electronic components from the United States to Iran through Hong Kong, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C.

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