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Florida Independent Distributors Arrested and Charged with Exporting Prohibited Aircraft Parts to Syria

Kristal Snider
03/03/2017

Owners and employees of AW-Tronics, LLC, a Florida-based independent distributor, have been arrested and charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria and for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations by exporting dual-use goods. Dual-use goods are classified as articles that have both civilian and military applications.

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SELLER BEWARE – Crime Ring Investigation Continues

Kristal Snider
06/16/2016

ERAI is investigating what is believed to be a crime ring operating in the Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV areas. There is evidence to suggest the individuals operating these organizations are placing purchase orders with fraudulent intent. A majority of the addresses provided herein are either residential or belong to shipping services (e.g. Postal Etc., Mail Link, and other similar services). The phone numbers are disconnected, the websites cannot be located, are parked by the registrar, or are currently for sale, and emails are either undeliverable or do not elicit responses. Most of the email accounts end in .net or yahoo.com.

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President Of Aviation Parts Company Arrested For Fraudulently Supplying Defective Airplane Parts To U.S. Government

03/04/2016

On February 29, 2016, Paul Skiscim, President of Aerospec, Inc., was arrested on federal charges of supplying defective airplane parts to the federal government for use in its aircraft, including military aircraft. 


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Chip Broker Sentenced After Supplying Falsely Remarked Computer Chips to U.S. Military

01/22/2016

On January 21, 2016, Warga was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to three years of probation and was ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine for supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in the assembly of U.S. military and commercial helicopters.  T

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Chinese Nationals, (Doing Business as HK Potential), Have Been Arrested for Scheme to Steal and Illegally Export Military-Grade Semiconductors

12/14/2015

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that three Chinese nationals have been arrested on federal criminal complaints in connection with a scheme to obtain and illegally export sophisticated semiconductors stolen from the U.S. military.  DAOFU ZHANG, 50; JIANG GUANGHOU YAN, also known as “Ben,” 33; and XIANFENG ZUO, 37, were arrested this morning in Milford.

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Jeff Krantz Avoids Jail Term

Kristal Snider
12/10/2015

On July 28, 2015, after an extensive, multi-year investigation involving the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, Jeff Krantz pleaded guilty to supplying falsely remarked Intel microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. military and commercial helicopters.

Krantz, who pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, was sentenced on December 10, 2015 to three years' probation and fined $100,000.00. He was also ordered to pay $402,650.00 in restitution.

As part of his guilty plea Krantz agreed to a two-year ban on the purchase or sale of electronic parts. He also forfeits all direct or indirect control over his company, Harry Krantz LLC, authorities said.                


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Co-Owner and Vice President of AFM Microelectronics Inc. Arrested on Charges of Illegal Military Weapons Brokering

Kristal Snider
12/04/2015

Since 1990 the United States has maintained an arms embargo against the People's Republic of China (PRC) that prohibits the export, re-export, or transfer of any defense article to the PRC. In its effort to bypass US Federal Regulations, the Chinese Government enlisted the assistance of “technology spies” in an attempt to obtain advanced US fighter aircraft engines and a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), according to recently unsealed Federal Court documents.

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Three Defendants Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export Controlled Technology to the Russian Military

10/26/2015

Earlier today, after a month-long trial, Alexander Posobilov, Shavkat Abdullaev and Anastasia Diatlova were convicted of all counts, including conspiring to export, and illegally exporting, controlled microelectronics to Russia.  Posobilov was also convicted of money laundering conspiracy.  These defendants, all of whom worked at Arc Electronics Inc. (Arc), a Houston-based corporation, and eight other individuals were originally charged in October 2012.  Five members of the conspiracy, including Arc owner Alexander Fishenko, previously pleaded guilty to related charges.

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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Military Goods

10/06/2015

A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for importing thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) from China and Hong Kong and reselling them to U.S. customers, including contractors supplying them to the U.S. Navy for use in nuclear submarines.


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Dual Russian-American Citizen Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Export Controlled Microelectronics to Russia

Kristal Snider
09/12/2015

Originally charged in October 2012 along with 10 accomplices, Alexander Fishenko pleaded guilty on September 9, 2015 in New York to conspiring and illegally exporting controlled microelectronics to Russia, conspiring to launder money and obstruction of justice.

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