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

Department of Justice

On December 12, 2014, Jeffrey Warga, former president of Bay Components LLC, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, which states:

to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce.

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.  The chips have been examined and determined not to be the root cause of any mechanical problems experienced by the helicopters to date.

Warga's case once again highlights the US Government's willingness to prosecute suppliers that are "willfully and knowingly engaged in a scheme and artifice to defraud their business customers by means of materially false and fraudulent representations".                

Additional Reading:

Jeffrey Warga Indictment Jeffrey information.pdf

Jeffrey Warga Guilty Plea Jeffrey plea agreement.pdf

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