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12/15/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Wentong Cai, 30, pleaded guilty to count three of a superseding indictment charging him and his cousin, Bo Cai, 29, also a Chinese national, with a scheme to illegally export sensors to China. These sensors are primarily manufactured for sale to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in high-level applications, such as line-of-sight stabilization and precision motion control systems.
03/08/2013
Alexandria, VA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Mehdi Khorramshahgol, a U.S. citizen and Iranian national, has been accused of allegedly exporting tens of thousands of dollars of industrial parts manufactured by U.S. companies to Iran, in violation of U.S. trade sanctions.
04/04/2011
Alexandria, VA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hong Wei Xian, a/k/a "Harry Zan," 32, and Li Li, a/k/a "Lea Li," 33, both from the People's Republic of China (PRC), were charged in a two-count indictment. They are charged with conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act to smuggle goods from the United States and the attempted export of United States Munitions List items in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
05/31/2011
Alexandria, VA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hong Wei Xian, a/k/a "Harry Zan," 32, and Li Li, a/k/a "Lea Li," 33, both from the PRC, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and to smuggle goods unlawfully from the United States. They face a maximum penalty of five years in prison when they are sentenced on Aug. 26, 2011.
08/22/2013
Alexandria, VA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Mehdi Khorramshahgol conspired with others in Iran to purchase industrial goods from United States businesses for the Iranian petrochemical industry. The defendant falsely represented that the end users for his purchases were in Dubai.
08/03/2011
Atlanta, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Andrew Vincent O'Donnell was sentenced earlier this week to serve three years in federal prison on charges including violating the Arms Export Control Act, in a case investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). O'Donnell had operated an eBay online store through which he sold various gun parts and accessories...
05/05/2011
Atlanta, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
John Dennis Tan Ong, 37, of Burnaby, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act, a law designed to prohibit the export of military articles, including M-4 rifles, which are commonly used by the U.S. military, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/27/2014
Atlanta, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Justin Gage Jangraw, 34, of Rockford, Mich., entered the guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
11/15/2012
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Gurpreet Singh Kohli, 58, of Potomac, Md., pleaded guilty Thursday to obstruction of agency proceedings, in connection with false statements he made to investigators during his background investigation for a government security clearance.
07/11/2013
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Anthony J. Torresi, of Coral Gables, Fla., listed night vision goggles and night vision monoculars for sale on eBay. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully exporting the night vision equipment.
07/02/2015
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kamran Ashfaq Malik, 35, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland Monday to two years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for unlawfully exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories to Pakistan.
02/28/2013
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Anthony J. Torresi of Coral Gables, Fla., listed night vision goggles and night vision monoculars for sale on eBay.
03/07/2013
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Maryland man was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring to export, and exporting, American manufactured industrial products and services to Iran. This indictment follows an investigation by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore field office.
08/12/2015
Boise, ID
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 33, an Uzbek national, was convicted following a 20-day trial before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge. The jury deliberated two days before reaching its verdict.
01/07/2016
Boise, ID
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 33, appeared before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge of the District of Idaho. In addition to the prison term, Judge Lodge also fined $250,000 and sentenced him to three years of supervised release. Kurbanov, who was convicted in August 2015 after a 20-day trial, will also face possible deportation at the end of his prison sentence.
12/18/2015
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sihai Cheng, aka Chun Hai Cheng or Alex Cheng, 35, and a citizen of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring to commit export violations and smuggle goods from the United States to Iran, and four counts of illegally exporting U.S. manufactured pressure transducers to Iran.
06/23/2011
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Assistant U. S. Attorney B. Stephanie Siegmann, who has a well-earned reputation for successfully prosecuting cases investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston, received top honors Wednesday for her outstanding professional achievements as a leading member of the U.S. Attorney's Office for District of Massachusetts.
01/27/2016
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sihai Cheng, aka Chun Hai Cheng, Alex Cheng, 35, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was sentenced to nine years in prison, the longest sentence ever handed down in the U.S. for export violations. In December 2015, Cheng pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring to commit export violations and four counts of illegally exporting U.S. manufactured pressure transducers to Iran.
01/28/2011
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
The manager of a Massachusetts electronics company was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for conspiring over a period of 10 years to export military electronics components and sensitive electronics used in military systems to the People's Republic of China (PRC).
04/07/2016
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
David L. Maricola, 60, of Southbridge, pleaded guilty to a 32-count indictment charging him with conspiracy, illegally exporting defense articles, making false statements on customs forms, and money laundering. Maricola shipped the parts to countries including France, Finland, Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand, Spain, Australia, and Germany.
07/15/2013
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Peter Picone, 40, of Methuen, has been charged with importing counterfeit semiconductors from China for sale in the United States.
06/28/2012
Bridgeport, CT
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Hamilton Sundstrand Corporations also agree to pay more than $75 million to U.S. government after HSI-led investigation
05/30/2013
Brooklyn, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Lisong Ma, 34, was arrested after attempting to close a deal to acquire and export the specialized materials.

02/27/2013
Brownsville, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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A member of the notorious Gulf Cartel was sentenced to five years in federal prison Wednesday following his conviction for being an alien possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.

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