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02/17/2015
Newark, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Jesse William Korff, 19, of LaBelle, Florida, pleaded guilty on August 12, 2014, to five counts of developing, producing, transferring and possessing toxins, five counts of smuggling toxins and one count of conspiring to kill a person in a foreign country. Federal agents arrested Korff on January 18, 2014, in Florida.
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.
03/23/2011
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
"Four family members from Bogota, Columbia, were indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on various counts of illegally attempting to export 22 F-5 jet fighter engines to Iran. According to the complaint affidavit, Iran produces an aircraft named ""Saegeh,"" which is compatible with F-5 fighter engines."
12/08/2016
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Zachary Sizemore, 24, an active-duty service member of the U.S. Air Force, was arrested on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he is stationed.  Sizemore is charged with theft and sale without authority of night-vision devices and components stolen from the Air Force.

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.
05/15/2018
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Frederik Barbieri, 46, of Ft. Pierce Fla., pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States and one felony count of unlicensed exportation of defense articles.

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.
04/01/2015
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Egyptian citizens Malak Neseem Swares Boulos, 43, and Amged Kamel Yonan Tawdraus, 33, the leaders of AMA United Group, an Egyptian procurement agent, entered a guilty plea to violating the Arms Export Control Act. Boulos and Tawdraus admitted to failing to file required export information relating to the international shipment of a landmine and multiple bomb bodies.
01/16/2013
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Hong Kong man was arrested Monday at the San Francisco International Airport and presented in federal court in the Northern District of California. The arrest is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS).
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.
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.
01/12/2011
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation into an international weapons trafficking organization operating in the United States and Central and South America has lead to the arrest of six individuals in Colombia charged in the Southern District of Florida.
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.
10/30/2012
Orlando, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Fidel Ignacio Cisneros, an Army sergeant who was previously stationed in the Orlando-area while serving in the military, was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in federal prison after he violated the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
06/28/2019
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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The international operation resulted in a total of 25 arrests and 53 search warrants executed in three countries. Over the course of the operation, law enforcement seized 5,300 firearms and components, 167 explosives/ordinances and 15 silencers from the transnational criminal organization (TCO).

06/06/2017
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Guan Ying Li, 50, also known as “Henry Li,” from Hong Kong, China, pleaded guilty in 2014 to attempting to provide material support and resources to “Shining Path,” a terrorist organization designated by the U.S. Department of State. The original goal of Shining Path was to overthrow the government of Peru and replace it with a Maoist socialist system.

03/07/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Among the allegations cited by State Department officials was the 2009 HSI investigation of Esterline's subsidiary, Everett-based Korry HMI Solutions.

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.
10/23/2013
Trenton, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Robert Luba, the owner and general manager of Sparta-based Allied Components LLC, a company that supplies defense hardware items to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a false claim to the DOD and for violating the Arms Export Control Act. Luba provided the DOD non-conforming wing-pins for the F-15 fighter.
08/26/2013
Phoenix, AZ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Menegazzo-Carrasquel, who is a dual Venezuelan and Italian citizen, was indicted on arms export charges in October 2010.

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).
07/29/2011
Tampa, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to a violation of the Arms Export Control Act following a U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation after he imported an unmanned aerial vehicle into the United States and tried to sell it on eBay.
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.
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.
09/01/2017
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Fuyi Sun, aka Frank, 53, of Shanghai, China, was arrested, and subsequently convicted, in connection with a scheme to illegally export to China, without a license, high-grade carbon fiber that is used primarily in aerospace and military applications.

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