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07/16/2013
Norfolk, VA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Greensboro, N.C., man, Muhaned Abbas Mohamed, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to smuggle shotguns from the United States and to making a false and fictitious statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm from a licensed dealer.
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.

06/23/2011
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Assistant U. S. Attorney B. Stephanie Siegmann, who has a well-earned reputation for successfully prosecuting cases investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston, received top honors Wednesday for her outstanding professional achievements as a leading member of the U.S. Attorney's Office for District of Massachusetts.
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.
04/11/2012
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Miami businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the illegal receipt, purchase and sale of ozone-depleting refrigerant gas that had been smuggled into the US, following an investigation by ICE's HSI, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
06/23/2014
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Robert Jacaman Sr., 60, former owner of Jacaman Guns and Ammo, was sentenced June 24 by visiting U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison to 60 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Jacaman, who pleaded guilty in January, was further ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. As a convicted felon, Jacaman surrendered his federal firearms license, is no longer a firearms dealer and is prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition and destructive devices.
10/30/2013
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Belgian businessman Nicholas Kaiga will be arraigned Thursday on federal charges alleging he violated U.S. laws by attempting to export aluminum tubes, that were controlled for nuclear nonproliferation purposes, from an Illinois company, through Belgium, to a Malaysian company, without obtaining a required license from the U.S. Commerce Department
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.

07/08/2015
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Nicholas Kaiga, 37, of Brussels, Belgium, pleaded guilty in December 2014 in the Northern District of Illinois to attempting to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); he was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.
09/18/2013
Tampa, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
According to the plea agreement, from approximately 2009 to September 2012, John Alexander Talley, 42, and his company conspired with others to unlawfully export sophisticated enterprise-level computer equipment from the United States to Iran.
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).

05/17/2011
San Diego, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A federal grand jury has charged 2 individuals and 2 companies with 15 felony charges arising from the smuggling of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft components from the United States to Iran.
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.
08/27/2014
Atlanta, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Justin Gage Jangraw, 34, of Rockford, Mich., entered the guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
02/22/2013
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A citizen of Ukraine pleaded guilty today to conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act. These charges stem from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS).
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."
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.
03/26/2013
Newark, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sixing Liu, a former employee of a New Jersey-based defense contractor, was sentenced Monday for exporting sensitive military technology to China, stealing trade secrets and lying to federal agents.
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.
01/24/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Nares Lekhakul, 36, a US lawful permanent resident living in Bellevue, will serve 24 months in prison and his brother Naris Lekhakul, 42, will serve 36 months.
05/24/2012
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
The defendants each face up to 20 years imprisonment if convicted.
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.
03/23/2018
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

A Russian man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to unlawfully export more than $100,000 in firearm parts, ammunition and accessories, including parts designed for assault rifles.

12/15/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Wentong Cai, 30, pleaded guilty to count three of a superseding indictment charging him and his cousin, Bo Cai, 29, also a Chinese national, with a scheme to illegally export sensors to China. These sensors are primarily manufactured for sale to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in high-level applications, such as line-of-sight stabilization and precision motion control systems.

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