Independent distributor Rogelio Vasquez, aka Roger Vasquez aka James Harrison, pleaded guilty on December 27, 2018 to knowingly supplying counterfeit parts to the US military including parts that were historically used in military applications including the B-1 Lancer Bomber aircraft. If the counterfeit ICs had been used in the B-1, they, “would have likely caused impairment of the combat operations, or other significant harm to a combat operation because a failure of the counterfeit ICs would impact the B-1’s operational capabilities."
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.