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Florida Distributors to be Imprisoned for IEEPA Violations

Anne-Liese Heinichen


In October of 2016, Ali Caby, Arash Caby and Marjan Caby were charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria. Through their Miami-based company, AW-Tronics, LLC, the defendants allegedly devised a scheme to export dual-use goods with both civilian and military applications by listing the destination of the products as “USA” while then exporting the devices to their Bulgaria office where they were forwarded to Syrian Arab Airlines, an government-run airline allegedly transporting weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

On December 19, 2017, Ali Caby aka “Axel Caby”, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate IEEPA and defraud the United States, was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, a $100.00 assessment fee, and ordered to surrender to U.S. Customs and Immigration after imprisonment for removal proceedings. Ali Caby will not permitted to re-enter the United States without prior permission and if permitted, will be subject to 2 years’ of supervised release with special conditions. The defendant also agreed to forfeit any claims against the $17,500.00 forfeited by the government.

Arash Caby also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the IEEPA and was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, a $10,100.00 assessment and fine and 2 years of supervised release during which the defendant shall provide complete access to financial information to a U.S. Probation Officer, must consent to personal and property searches, is not permitted to incur further debts (including loans), must obtain prior written approval before entering into any self-employment and must participate in substance abuse treatment.

For the same count, Marjan Caby is sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment, a $100.00 assessment fee and 2 years of supervised release with financial disclosure requirements, no new debt restriction, self-employment restriction and substance abuse treatment requirements.

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