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10/19/2011
Miami, FL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Yi-Lan Chen, a Taiwanese national convicted of conspiring to export missile components to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Powers Act (IEPA), was deported to Taiwan on Tuesday by U.S. ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) in Miami.
10/25/2012
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Three employees assigned to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Intelligence Office have been honored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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.

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.
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.

01/24/2018
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).

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.
08/03/2011
Atlanta, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Andrew Vincent O'Donnell was sentenced earlier this week to serve three years in federal prison on charges including violating the Arms Export Control Act, in a case investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). O'Donnell had operated an eBay online store through which he sold various gun parts and accessories...
11/30/2012
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Phillip Rudolph Johnson Jr., of Bowie, Md., was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for selling ammunition to a prohibited person. On Sept. 26, 2011, Johnson, who had previously been convicted of a felony, bought 50 rounds of 9 mm ammunition from a gun dealer in Waldorf, Md. Johnson subsequently sold...
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.

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.
06/03/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Mohammad Reza Vaghari was sentenced Friday in a scheme to ship items from the United States to Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions imposed on that country. Vaghari operated in the United States through a Pennsylvania corporation called Saamen Company, purchasing items from other American companies and exporting the items to co-conspirators...
03/05/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A retired Marine Corps staff sergeant, who until recently worked in the Marine Aviation Supply Office at Edwards Air Force Base, was arrested by federal agents Monday morning following an undercover probe that allegedly revealed he lied to the government as part of a scheme to sell sensitive military equipment to buyers around the globe.
05/14/2012
Laredo, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
A Mexican couple, Abraham Garcia-Perguero and Maria Isabel Rodriguez-Olivio, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing 27,000 rounds of ammunition. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Laredo Police Department (LPD).
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.
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.
05/05/2011
Atlanta, GA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
John Dennis Tan Ong, 37, of Burnaby, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act, a law designed to prohibit the export of military articles, including M-4 rifles, which are commonly used by the U.S. military, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
04/04/2011
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 People's Republic of China (PRC), were charged in a two-count indictment. They are charged with conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act to smuggle goods from the United States and the attempted export of United States Munitions List items in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
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.
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.

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