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10/26/2014
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Martin Lopez-Villela, 51, a U.S. permanent resident residing in Dallas, Texas, was sentenced Oct. 27 by U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana to 30 months in federal prison. As a convicted felon, he is expected to face deportation proceedings after he’s released from federal prison.
03/06/2013
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Five Laredo residents pleaded guilty Wednesday to making false statements in connection with firearms purchases from local gun stores, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
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.
04/02/2014
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Arturo Gonzalez, 42, owner of J.C. Twiss El Canonazo sporting apparel and firearm accessories stores in Laredo, appeared before US District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo sentenced Gonzalez to 63 months in federal prison, plus three years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.
06/23/2014
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Robert Jacaman Sr., 60, former owner of Jacaman Guns and Ammo, was sentenced June 24 by visiting U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison to 60 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Jacaman, who pleaded guilty in January, was further ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. As a convicted felon, Jacaman surrendered his federal firearms license, is no longer a firearms dealer and is prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition and destructive devices.
02/25/2013
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Two Mexican nationals were sentenced to prison Monday for their roles in attempting to smuggle 652 assault rifle magazines into Mexico in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
08/26/2014
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Richard John Medina, aka "El Guero," 40, of Laredo, appeared before U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana, who accepted his guilty plea and handed Medina a 93-month prison sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.
03/14/2014
London, United Kingdom
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Reza Khalilzada, an 18-year-old man who stored a machine gun, gun components, nun chucks, CS gas and a host of other weaponry at his family home, was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.
10/01/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Si Chen, 33, pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to violate the IEEPA, which controls and restricts the export of certain goods and technology from the United States to foreign nations. Chen also pleaded guilty to money laundering and using a forged passport with her photo but a different name that appeared to have been issued by the People’s Republic of China.

01/26/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Marlou Mendoza, 60, and Mark Louie Mendoza, 30, are named in separate indictments returned by a federal grand jury Dec. 10.

03/05/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A retired Marine Corps staff sergeant, who until recently worked in the Marine Aviation Supply Office at Edwards Air Force Base, was arrested by federal agents Monday morning following an undercover probe that allegedly revealed he lied to the government as part of a scheme to sell sensitive military equipment to buyers around the globe.
11/16/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 52, who was commonly known as Rami Ghanem, a naturalized United States citizen who was living in Egypt at the time of the offenses, was found guilty of the missile conspiracy charge late Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court. The jury returned the verdict at the conclusion of a nine-day trial.

11/07/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

A five-count indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Riverside charges Hatim Humeed Alsufyani, 36, and Mosab Alzahrani, 27, both formerly of San Bernardino, with one count of conspiracy to smuggle goods out of the United States without obtaining export licenses.

08/14/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge James V. Selna.

02/15/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Marlou Mendoz, 61, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to three counts of failing to provide the required written notice to freight forwarders that she was shipping ammunition to a foreign country.

08/20/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 53, who was commonly known as Rami Ghanem, a naturalized United States citizen who was living in Egypt at the time of the offenses, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero.

10/28/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Zavik Zargarian, 52, of Glendale, and Vache Nayirian, 57, of Lakeview Terrace, were taken into custody Wednesday morning by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

05/23/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on charges contained in an indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury April 27 and unsealed following her arrest.

06/23/2011
Macon, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Seven individuals and five corporate entities based in the United States, France, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Iran have been indicted in the state of Georgia for their alleged roles with illegally exporting military components for fighter jets and attack helicopters from the United States to Iran.
09/29/2014
McAllen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Cassandra Camacho, 25, of Mission, Texas; and Juan Ivan Rodriguez, 34, and Nestor Leal-Cedillo, 24, of Reynoso, Mexico, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez. Camacho was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison; Rodriguez and Leal-Cedillo received respective sentences of 37 and 60 months. All three had pleaded guilty to the charges; Leal-Cedillo pleaded guilty June 12, and Camacho and Rodriguez July 1.
06/17/2013
McAllen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Ricardo Cantu Jr., 32, of Hidalgo, Texas, appeared before U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa who sentenced him to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Judge Hinojosa took into consideration that the defendant repeatedly changed his story, which resulted in the sentence ultimately imposed Monday.
09/15/2014
McAllen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Erik Perez-Bazan, 27, from Hidalgo, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez to 75 months in prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.
05/15/2013
Mcallen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Four Mexican men, who illegally entered the United States and possessed 40mm grenades and a grenade launcher, were sentenced Wednesday to between five and 10 years in federal prison for possessing destructive devices.
10/19/2011
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Yi-Lan Chen, a Taiwanese national convicted of conspiring to export missile components to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Powers Act (IEPA), was deported to Taiwan on Tuesday by U.S. ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) in Miami.
08/23/2013
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Federal agents arrested Patrick Campbell Wednesday for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to broker the sale of yellowcake uranium to Iran. Campbell brought a sample of uranium with him to the United States Aug. 21, which he concealed in the soles of shoes packed in his luggage.

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