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01/13/2011
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Marc Knapp, 35, of Simi Valley, Calif., pleaded guilty today to engaging in a seven-month course of criminal conduct involving illegal exports to Hungary and attempted exports to the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/07/2014
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Dmitry Ustinov, 53, of Moscow, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In July, he pleaded guilty to conspiring to export the high-tech military technology, in violation of federal law.
07/09/2014
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Dmitry Ustinov, 48, of Moscow, pleaded guilty in the District of Delaware federal court to conspiring to export the high-tech military technology, in violation of federal law.
09/05/2017
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

“Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies” is a CNN Original Series hosted by former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. Each week, the series highlights true stories of America’s covert operations with first-person accounts told by the agents who lived it.

03/02/2011
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
An Arizona business owner was sentenced on Wednesday for his part in a scheme to ship sensitive technology items to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions imposed on that country under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).
09/12/2011
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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A California man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for attempting to export military items to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/29/2016
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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On June 16, 2015, Kan Chen, 26, of Ningbo, China, in Zhejiang Province, was arrested by HSI special agents on the Northern Mariana Island of Saipan following an eight-month investigation into his illegal conduct and has remained in custody.

12/22/2017
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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HSI and Department of Commerce OEE Special Agents partner to address vulnerabilities in the export sector and work to conduct Project Shield America (PSA) outreach presentations to certain “reshipper” businesses that are unique to Delaware. 

10/27/2016
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Mansour Moghtaderi Zadeh, 56, pleaded to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully export goods, technology, and services to Iran without the required license, and to defraud the United States. 

12/14/2016
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Mansour Moghtaderi Zadeh, 56, an Iranian national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and one year of supervised release. Zadeh was also ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $69,159.

12/22/2011
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A former agent for Innospec Inc. was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine for his participation in a conspiracy to defraud the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFFP) and for bribing former Iraqi government officials in connection with the sale of a chemical additive used in the refining of leaded fuel.
03/22/2017
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

ZTE Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by illegally shipping U.S.-origin items to Iran, obstructing justice and making a material false statement.

10/25/2012
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Three employees assigned to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Intelligence Office have been honored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
06/26/2013
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hia Soo Gan Benson and Lim Kow Seng pleaded guilty in federal court in the District of Columbia to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act by unlawful export of 55 military antennas from the United States to Singapore and Hong Kong, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/04/2014
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sihai Cheng, a citizen of the People's Republic of China (PRC), and Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili an Iranian national, were indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia following an international investigation by the FBI, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement.
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.
07/07/2014
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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"This guy had more quotes than Shakespeare," said John Malandra, retired group supervisor with ICE's HSI. But instead of poetic verses, a man using the alias of Alex Dave wanted quotes for how much it would cost to buy sensitive military technologies. In reality, Alex Dave was Amir Ardebili, an Iranian arms dealer.
02/29/2012
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
An Australian man and his company have been indicted today by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiring to export sensitive military and other technology from the United States to Iran, including components with applications in missiles, drones, torpedoes and helicopters.
04/04/2016
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 42, was extradited from Indonesia to stand trial in the District of Columbia.
04/27/2017
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 43, a citizen of Singapore, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran, at least 14 of which were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.

10/07/2011
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Jeng 'Jay' Shih, 54, a U.S. citizen, and his Queens, N.Y., company, Sunrise Technologies and Trading Corporation, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin computers from the United States to Iran through the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
12/21/2012
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Two individuals from Singapore have been extradited to stand trial in the District of Columbia in connection with an alleged fraud conspiracy involving the unlawful export of 55 military antennas from the United States to Singapore and Hong Kong.
10/25/2011
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Five individuals and four of their companies have been indicted as part of a conspiracy to defraud the United States that allegedly caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the United States to Iran. At least 16 of those items were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.
11/20/2012
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Amin Ravan, a citizen of Iran, and his Iran-based company, IC Market Iran (IMI), have been charged in an indictment unsealed today with conspiracy to defraud the United States, smuggling, and violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) in connection with the unlawful export of 55 military antennas from the United States to Singapore and Hong Kong.

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