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Evaluating Risk - The Aftermath of the Rogelio Vasquez Conviction

Kristal Snider
08/02/2019

On May 30, 2019, Rogelio Vasquez, aka “James Harrison”, owner of PRB Logics Corporation, was sentenced to 46 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking in counterfeit military goods, trafficking in counterfeit goods, and wire fraud.

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Rogelio Vasquez Sentenced to 46 Months’ Incarceration

Anne-Liese Heinichen
05/31/2019

Rogelio Vasquez, aka “James Harrison”, owner of PRB Logics Corporation, has been sentenced to 46 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking in counterfeit military goods, trafficking in counterfeit goods, and wire fraud. In addition, Vasquez was ordered to pay $144,000 to the US Government in restitution fees.

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Independent Distributor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Counterfeits to US Military

Anne-Liese Heinichen
01/24/2019

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."

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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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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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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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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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