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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.
01/13/2016
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was charged in a sealed indictment returned Jan. 6. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Houston Police Department.
10/23/2015
Hartford, CT
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Mozaffar Khazaee, 61, of Manchester, Connecticut, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison following conviction on one count of unlawful export and attempted export of defense articles from the U.S. in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. Khazaee previously pleaded guilty to the charge on February 25, 2015. He was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
10/06/2015
Hartford, CT
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Peter Picone, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on June 3, 2014, to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods. In addition to his prison term, Picone must pay $352,076 in restitution to the 31 companies whose circuitry he counterfeited, and to forfeit $70,050 and 12,960 counterfeit integrated circuits.
09/16/2014
Harrisburg, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Harold Rinko, 72, of Hallstead, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to illegally export laboratory equipment, including items used to detect chemical warfare agents, from the United States to Syria, in violation of federal law.
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.
11/30/2012
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Phillip Rudolph Johnson Jr., of Bowie, Md., was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for selling ammunition to a prohibited person. On Sept. 26, 2011, Johnson, who had previously been convicted of a felony, bought 50 rounds of 9 mm ammunition from a gun dealer in Waldorf, Md. Johnson subsequently sold...
06/10/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
From 2005 to 2007, Modanlo made false statements and concealed information.
08/24/2011
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Maryland man was sentenced to eight months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully exporting export-controlled night vision equipment.
05/01/2015
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sam Rafic Ghanem, age 45, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Lebanon. He owned and operated Washington Movers International, also known as Washington Movers Inc., a freight forwarding business located in District Heights.
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.
05/09/2011
Fresno, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Bakersfield, Calif.-based company and its chief executive were sentenced here Monday for conspiracy to export services related to sale of industrial valves to Iran.
01/09/2013
El Paso, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
British businessman Christopher Tappin, 66, of Orpington, Kent, was sentenced Jan. 9 to two years and nine months in federal prison.
03/06/2012
El Paso, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A federal magistrate on Monday ordered that British businessman Christopher Tappin, facing charges in connection with a scheme to illegally export parts used in Hawk surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, remain detained pending trial.
11/03/2014
El Paso, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Former U.S. Army Sergeant Dexroy Germaine Hamilton, 31, was sentenced Oct. 31.
04/23/2012
El Paso, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) early Monday arrested the former owner of the largest supplier of law enforcement gear, supplies and ammunition in the Southwest.
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.
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.
04/21/2011
Denver, CO
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A man from Broomfield, Colo., was charged on Thursday by Information with one count of willfully exporting defense articles without a license.
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.
02/04/2013
Del Rio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Erik Alan Garza appeared Monday in San Antonio federal court following his extradition from Mexico Friday on federal charges of smuggling prohibited defense articles. These defense items included: night-vision monocular goggles, a thermal goggle, 400 sets of AR-15 front and rear flip-up tactical sights, about 5,000 high-capacity assault rifle...
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.
06/29/2014
Del Rio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Carlo Lee Reyes, aka El Raton, 41, of San Antonio, was sentenced to 240 months for aiding the attempted exportation of a firearm from the United States and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Reyes' prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release and he must pay a $5,000 fine.

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