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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.
05/14/2014
New Haven, CT
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Eliyahu Cohen, aka Eli Cohen, 63, of Bnei Brak, Israel, was arrested May 12 on federal felony charges of conspiracy to export U.S. defense articles, unlawful export of U.S. defense articles and conspiracy to commit money laundering. This matter stems from a long-term investigation into a network of military parts purchasers and brokers involved in an alleged conspiracy to export controlled military parts from the United States in violation of U.S. federal criminal law. If convicted of all of the counts of the superseding indictment in which he is charged, Cohen faces a maximum term of 130 years in prison and a fine of up to $7.5 million.
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.

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.
02/28/2013
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.
08/14/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge James V. Selna.

04/18/2011
Newark, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
New Jersey businessman, company plead guilty to contracting fraud
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.
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).
09/01/2017
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.

09/30/2014
Trenton, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Alper Calik, 38, of Ankara, Turkey, was arrested upon his entry into the United States Sept. 13 and charged with two counts of mail fraud for submitting fraudulent contracts to the DoD claiming to produce items in the United States that were actually manufactured in Turkey. Calik also faces one count of violating the Arms Export Control Act for downloading thousands of military technical drawings while outside the United States without prior approval from the U.S. Department of State.
03/07/2013
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Maryland man was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring to export, and exporting, American manufactured industrial products and services to Iran. This indictment follows an investigation by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore field office.
08/20/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 53, who was commonly known as Rami Ghanem, a naturalized United States citizen who was living in Egypt at the time of the offenses, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero.

09/02/2020
Los Angeles, CA
National Security

The arrests were made pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that alleges a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy downloaded technical drawings and manuals related to U.S. military weapons systems and sold the items to a Newport Beach company, which later resold the documents to domestic and foreign customers.

12/06/2011
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Geoffrey B. Roose was arrested Tuesday by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for allegedly attempting to sell military-grade rifle scopes overseas in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. Roose came to the attention of ICE HSI after he listed several restricted, military-grade rifle scopes for sale on eBay.
07/02/2016
Newark, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Alexander Brazhnikov Jr., 37, a naturalized United States citizen born in Moscow, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, one count of conspiracy to smuggle electronics from the United States, and one count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Brazhnikov also agreed to the entry of a forfeiture money judgment against him in the amount of $65 million.

01/04/2012
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Counter-Proliferation Investigations Program, housed within the agency's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), safeguards national security by preventing sensitive U.S. technologies and weapons from reaching the hands of adversaries.
01/21/2014
Cheyenne, WY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze, a citizen of Russia, was sentenced Friday to almost five months in federal prison (time served) for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade thermal imaging scopes to his home country.
01/24/2018
Sherman, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

According to the plea agreement, between about June 2015 and March 2016, Peter Zuccarelli, 62, of Plano, Texas, and his co-conspirators agreed to illegally export RHICs to China and Russia in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

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.
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.
05/20/2013
Tampa, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Each spring, the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) rolls into Tampa, Fla. Representatives from a variety of companies, ranging from those that manufacture sensitive military technologies to suppliers of tactical gear, peddle their wares for conference attendees.
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).
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.
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.

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