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02/27/2013
Brownsville, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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A member of the notorious Gulf Cartel was sentenced to five years in federal prison Wednesday following his conviction for being an alien possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
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.
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.
02/08/2011
Nashville, TN
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Five individuals and a Nashville firearms manufacturer have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges relating to international firearms and trafficking violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
12/08/2016
New York, NY
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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.

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.

06/25/2012
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Richard Phillips was sentenced Thursday for attempting to export high-technology commodities to Iran. This sentencing comes as a result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS).
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.
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.
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.
02/18/2015
Chicago , IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Vibgyor Optical Systems Inc., a company located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, purported to manufacture optics and optical systems, including items that were to be supplied to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Instead of manufacturing the items domestically, as it claimed, Vibgyor illegally sent the technical data for, and samples of, the military articles to manufacturers in China. The company then imported the items from China to sell to its customers, including DoD prime contractors.
10/18/2012
Tampa, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hajian pleaded guilty July 11. Three of his companies, RH International LLC, Nexiant LLC, and P & P Computers LLC, also pleaded guilty that same day.
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.
06/28/2019
Miami, FL
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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.

07/26/2012
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Andro Telemi of Sun Valley, Calif., pleaded guilty July 26 to one count of attempting to export defense articles from the U.S. to Iran without a license or approval from the U.S. Department of State, which is in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
06/10/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
From 2005 to 2007, Modanlo made false statements and concealed information.
02/05/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Alexandre Astakhov, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced May 13. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison.
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.
04/07/2015
Newark, NJ
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Bernardo Guzman, 27, of Jersey City pleaded guilty to one count of possessing firearms while being a previously convicted felon.
11/15/2012
Baltimore, MD
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Gurpreet Singh Kohli, 58, of Potomac, Md., pleaded guilty Thursday to obstruction of agency proceedings, in connection with false statements he made to investigators during his background investigation for a government security clearance.
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
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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
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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.

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.

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