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12/12/2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
Contraband

Bassem Afif Herz, 31, of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced to 97 months in prison following his previous guilty plea to various charges related to a scheme to illegally export hundreds of firearms to Lebanon.

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.
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).
07/13/2012
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.
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.
01/12/2016
Sacramento, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Eric M. Shaffer, 42, of Modesto, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez.Shaffer regularly had access to new goods delivered by vendors that were stored at the Tracy DLA Depot before being shipped to military bases in the Pacific Ocean region and elsewhere.
02/11/2014
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
See Kee Chin, aka Alfred Chin, 56, of Hong Kong, made inquiries to a U.S. company through a Canadian intermediary about purchasing highly specialized accelerometers used in spacecraft navigation systems.
04/27/2017
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 43, a citizen of Singapore, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran, at least 14 of which were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.

11/16/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 52, who was commonly known as Rami Ghanem, a naturalized United States citizen who was living in Egypt at the time of the offenses, was found guilty of the missile conspiracy charge late Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court. The jury returned the verdict at the conclusion of a nine-day trial.

03/27/2015
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Former New York City Police Officer Rex Maralit, 46, and his brother Wilfredo Maralit, 49, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer assigned to Los Angeles International Airport, pleaded guilty June 12, 2014, for their roles in an illegal scheme to smuggle high-powered assault rifles, sniper rifles, pistols, and firearms accessories from the United States to the Philippines, violating the Arms Export Control Act. A third brother, Ariel Maralit, resides in the Philippines and remains a fugitive.
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.
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).
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.
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.
01/27/2016
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Sihai Cheng, aka Chun Hai Cheng, Alex Cheng, 35, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was sentenced to nine years in prison, the longest sentence ever handed down in the U.S. for export violations. In December 2015, Cheng pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring to commit export violations and four counts of illegally exporting U.S. manufactured pressure transducers to Iran.
03/14/2014
London, United Kingdom
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Reza Khalilzada, an 18-year-old man who stored a machine gun, gun components, nun chucks, CS gas and a host of other weaponry at his family home, was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.
08/01/2017
Santa Ana, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Rasheed Al Jijakli, 56, of Walnut, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury July 14. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday following Jijakli’s arrest.

11/07/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

A five-count indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Riverside charges Hatim Humeed Alsufyani, 36, and Mosab Alzahrani, 27, both formerly of San Bernardino, with one count of conspiracy to smuggle goods out of the United States without obtaining export licenses.

05/01/2015
Camden, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Abelardo Delmundo, 53, of Toms River, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and U.S. anti-smuggling laws.
07/02/2015
Baltimore, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kamran Ashfaq Malik, 35, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland Monday to two years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for unlawfully exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories to Pakistan.
05/31/2011
Alexandria, VA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hong Wei Xian, a/k/a "Harry Zan," 32, and Li Li, a/k/a "Lea Li," 33, both from the PRC, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and to smuggle goods unlawfully from the United States. They face a maximum penalty of five years in prison when they are sentenced on Aug. 26, 2011.
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.
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.
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.

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