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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.
01/12/2016
Sacramento, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Eric M. Shaffer, 42, of Modesto, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez.Shaffer regularly had access to new goods delivered by vendors that were stored at the Tracy DLA Depot before being shipped to military bases in the Pacific Ocean region and elsewhere.
05/15/2013
San Antonio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Yadira Mauricio Ybarra was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months in federal prison for her roles in a conspiracy to purchase machine guns and attempt to smuggle them into Mexico, and bank fraud.
12/14/2011
San Antonio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Andrew Silcox pleaded guilty on Thursday for illegally exporting military components. He admitted that he was selling Naval Radar Control Unit parts without a required State Department license to export, thinking he was dealing with a broker for a buyer in the United Arab Emirates. He was really dealing with an undercover ICE HSI agent.
10/24/2012
San Antonio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Taiwanese woman, Susan Yip, was sentenced Wednesday for helping obtain and export military sensitive parts for Iran, which violates the Iranian trade embargo.
05/17/2011
San Diego, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A federal grand jury has charged 2 individuals and 2 companies with 15 felony charges arising from the smuggling of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft components from the United States to Iran.
04/28/2011
San Diego, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Phillip Andro Jamison, 31, of San Diego, entered his guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler. His plea is now subject to final acceptance by the federal court judge, or at the sentencing scheduled for Aug. 1. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
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.
03/19/2015
San Francisco, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Pavel Semenovich Flider, 65, of San Rafael, and his company, Trident International Corporation, LLC, were indicted by a federal grand jury March 5 for smuggling goods; conspiracy to commit international money laundering; and money laundering. The case is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the FBI.
11/17/2011
San Jose, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Fu-Tain Lu, a onetime Cupertino, Calif. exporter, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to selling sensitive microwave amplifiers to the People's Republic of China without a license.
10/31/2012
San Jose, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Bay Area man was sentenced Monday to 15 months in federal prison for selling sensitive microwave amplifiers to the People's Republic of China following a multi-agency probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement, the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
08/01/2017
Santa Ana, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rasheed Al Jijakli, 56, of Walnut, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury July 14. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday following Jijakli’s arrest.

07/21/2011
Scranton, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sergey Korznikov, a Russian national, was sentenced Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle military equipment, including rifle scopes, magazines for firearms and other material out of the United States, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. This sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
08/25/2015
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Yue Wu, 41, was arrested Oct. 23, 2014, at San Francisco International Airport as he prepared to leave the United States.
11/09/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
See Kee Chin, aka Alfred Chin, 56, of Hong Kong, was arrested in February after he handed over an $85,000 payment to undercover HSI special agents and attempted to pick up 10 accelerometers. Court records state Chin had indicated he planned to smuggle the parts out of the country in his suitcase. He previously discussed hiding the items in children’s toys.
07/27/2017
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

William Ali, 38, has been in federal custody since his arrest April 11, 2016, by HSI special agents. At Thursday’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly said, “You knew that if you did it you could go to jail and you proceeded to do it…you laughed and you were undeterred in your decision to come here.”

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.
05/20/2016
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

William Ali, 37, who resides in New Zealand, is accused of conspiring with an individual in China to obtain specialized accelerometers, which are used in missile and spacecraft navigation systems, along with other sensitive defense parts. Yue Wu, 42, was repatriated May 4 on board commercial aircraft escorted by Seattle-based ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations deportation officers. 

05/08/2015
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Yong Guo, 45, a Chinese national illegally in the U.S., pleaded guilty in February to the scheme uncovered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
07/13/2012
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Geoffrey B. Roose was sentenced Friday to 10 months in federal prison for attempting to sell export restricted military-grade equipment to overseas buyers in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. Roose pleaded guilty in March following his February federal indictment,which stemmed from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
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.
12/15/2016
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

After deliberating about three hours, a jury convicted William Ali, 38, of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and attempting to violate the Act. He remains in federal custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled March 16.

06/27/2012
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
According to the Seattle Export Assistance Center, Washington businesses are finding that emerging markets around the world offer some of the best opportunities for making new sales and are adjusting their export strategies accordingly.
02/01/2018
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Paul Stuart Brunt, 51, of Bellevue, Washington, and Rawnd Khaleel Aldalawi, 29, of Seattle, were arrested on a criminal complaint January 24, 2018. 

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