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09/02/2016
Tucson, AZ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Syed Vaqar Ashraf, 71, of Lahore, Pakistan, previously pleaded guilty to attempting to procure multiple models of gyroscopes from a U.S. company and illegally ship them to Pakistan so they could be used by the Pakistani military. The devices have a variety of applications, including use in unmanned aircraft and missile delivery systems.

04/28/2011
San Diego, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Phillip Andro Jamison, 31, of San Diego, entered his guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler. His plea is now subject to final acceptance by the federal court judge, or at the sentencing scheduled for Aug. 1. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
12/19/2013
Denver, CO
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Philip Chaohui HE, aka Philip Hope, was residing in Oakland, Calif., at the time of his arrest. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver Dec. 15, 2011.
07/09/2014
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Dmitry Ustinov, 48, of Moscow, pleaded guilty in the District of Delaware federal court to conspiring to export the high-tech military technology, in violation of federal law.
09/29/2014
McAllen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Cassandra Camacho, 25, of Mission, Texas; and Juan Ivan Rodriguez, 34, and Nestor Leal-Cedillo, 24, of Reynoso, Mexico, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez. Camacho was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison; Rodriguez and Leal-Cedillo received respective sentences of 37 and 60 months. All three had pleaded guilty to the charges; Leal-Cedillo pleaded guilty June 12, and Camacho and Rodriguez July 1.
10/25/2016
Philadelphia, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Ahmad Feras Diri, age 43, of London, was sentenced to a 37-month term of imprisonment, a $100 special assessment, and ordered to forfeit $45,698 to the government. Diri was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London on March 14, 2013, and extradited to the United States on charges filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

03/29/2011
Nashville, TN
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Four former officers of Nashville arms manufacturer Sabre Defence Industries, LLC (SDI-US), pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to defraud the United States and to violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
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.
11/03/2014
El Paso, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Former U.S. Army Sergeant Dexroy Germaine Hamilton, 31, was sentenced Oct. 31.
12/15/2016
Seattle, WA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

After deliberating about three hours, a jury convicted William Ali, 38, of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and attempting to violate the Act. He remains in federal custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled March 16.

01/28/2011
Boston, MA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
The manager of a Massachusetts electronics company was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for conspiring over a period of 10 years to export military electronics components and sensitive electronics used in military systems to the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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.
01/08/2014
Rome, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
On Sept. 26, jury found Mark Mason Alexander, aka Musa Mahmood Ahmed, 53, of Roswell, guilty of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
03/16/2015
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hsien Tai Tsai, aka Alex Tsai, pleaded guilty in October 2014, admitting that he conspired with others to interfere with and obstruct U.S. regulations that seek to disrupt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Tsai, 69, was arrested in May 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia, and was later extradited to the United States, where he remains in federal custody.
11/13/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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London resident Ahmad Feras Diri, 42, recently lost his extradition fight in the U.K. He turned himself over to HSI and Department of Commerce special agents Thursday morning and pleaded not guilty at his initial appearance today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court in Scranton.

10/25/2011
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Five individuals and four of their companies have been indicted as part of a conspiracy to defraud the United States that allegedly caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the United States to Iran. At least 16 of those items were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.
02/15/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Marlou Mendoz, 61, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to three counts of failing to provide the required written notice to freight forwarders that she was shipping ammunition to a foreign country.

10/24/2012
San Antonio, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Taiwanese woman, Susan Yip, was sentenced Wednesday for helping obtain and export military sensitive parts for Iran, which violates the Iranian trade embargo.
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.

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.
06/17/2013
McAllen, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Ricardo Cantu Jr., 32, of Hidalgo, Texas, appeared before U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa who sentenced him to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Judge Hinojosa took into consideration that the defendant repeatedly changed his story, which resulted in the sentence ultimately imposed Monday.
02/07/2014
San Diego, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Hassan Rafiee and Idin Rafiee, both of San Diego, and Majid Nouri, of Katy, Texas, were arraigned on an indictment unsealed in district court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major. If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
04/09/2015
Newark, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Mehmet Karatokus, 39, of Ankara, Turkey, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud.
01/07/2016
Boise, ID
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 33, appeared before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge of the District of Idaho. In addition to the prison term, Judge Lodge also fined $250,000 and sentenced him to three years of supervised release. Kurbanov, who was convicted in August 2015 after a 20-day trial, will also face possible deportation at the end of his prison sentence.

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