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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Radiation-Hardened ICs to China and Russia

Kristal Snider
08/04/2017

Peter Zuccarelli entered a guilty plea on Thursday for his role in illegally exporting sophisticated ICs to China and Russia.

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NJMET Ordered to Pay $3.76 Million Dollars in Damages for Breach of Contract and Fraud

Kristal Snider
03/29/2017

What started as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspect unapproved part investigation into substandard transistors used in Boeing 737 antiskid/autobrake control units and other aviation applications, ended with the test lab tasked with ensuring the parts were in good working condition ordered to fork over a multi-million dollar fine for breach of contract and fraud for failing to perform the work they were hired to do and falsifying laboratory reports.

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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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Business E-mail Compromise-The 3.1 Billion Dollar Scam

06/14/2016

This Public Service Announcement (PSA) is an update to the Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) information provided in Public Service Announcements (PSA) 1-012215-PSA and 1-082715a-PSA. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint information and updated statistical data.

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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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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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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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Check Fraud – Who is Liable?

Mary Dunham
06/03/2015

You may be surprised to learn that depending on the circumstances and your state’s laws, the person who cashes or deposits the fraudulent check may be held responsible. 

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Bad check scam – ERAI Members’ identities being used to commit fraud

Kristal Snider
05/19/2015

ERAI recently reported a case in which an ERAI Member’s identity was used in a scheme to defraud several law firms in Florida and Texas resulting in at least one victim being duped out of $1,125,000.00.

Fake or bad check scams vary significantly but always tend to share one common denominator:  The perpetrator wants to give you a check, cashiers check or money order but wants you to wire some of the money back.  Enclosed is case example which demonstrates how the scam can unfold.



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Business Email Compromise (BEC) on the Rise - ERAI Members' emails infiltrated resulting in losses

Anne-Liese Heinichen
02/20/2015

ERAI has recently reported multiple cases of suppliers' emails being hijacked or infiltrated resulting in multiple Buyers losing over $35,000.00 in just over one week alone.

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