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Florida Independent Distributors Plead Guilty to Exporting Prohibited Aircraft Parts to Syria

Kristal Snider
10/06/2017

Ali Caby, aka “Alex Caby”, Arash Caby, aka “Axel Caby”, and Marjan Caby plead guilty to conspiracy to (1) export goods from the United States to Syria without a license, in violation of Title 50, United States Code, Sections 1701-1 706, and Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 746.9(a),. (2) export goods from the United States to Specially Designated National Syrian Arab Airlines without a license, in violation of Title 50, United States Code, Sections 1701-1706, and Title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 594.204., and (3) defraud the United States government by interfering with and obstructing a lawful government function by deceit, craft, trickery, and dishonest means, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

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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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Chinese Chip Distributor Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Steal and Illegally Export Military-Grade Semiconductors

Kristal Snider
04/18/2016

On December 10, 2015 three Chinese nationals (DAOFU ZHANG, 40; JIANG GUANGHOU YAN, also known as “Ben,” 33; and XIANFENG ZUO, 37) were arrested on federal criminal complaints in connection with a scheme to obtain and illegally export sophisticated semiconductors stolen from the U.S. Military. 
 
ZHANG, YAN, and ZUO operated businesses in China and elsewhere that engage in the purchase and sale of electronic components, including integrated circuits. Federal law enforcement agents began investigating YAN and a Chinese company known as HK Potential in 2012 for trafficking in counterfeit semiconductors.  In October 2014 and in March 2015, YAN sold a total of 45 counterfeit Intel microprocessors to an undercover agent who had advised YAN that the components would be used on a U.S. Navy contract involving submarines.
 

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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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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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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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New York Man Admits Supplying Falsely Remarked Computer Chips Used in U.S. Military Helicopters

Kristal Snider
07/29/2015

On Tuesday July 28, 2015 the Department of Justice announced that Jeff Krantz, the former CEO of Harry Krantz LLC, entered a guilty plea to supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips.

A copy of the DOJ press release and a response from The Harry Krantz Company is included below.

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