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Former Soldier Pleads Guilty to Participation in International Arms Smuggling Ring

Defendant Supplied Semi-Automatic Weapons for Export to China
 Joseph Debose, a resident of North Carolina and a former Staff Sergeant in a U.S. Special Forces National Guard Unit, pled guilty today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano to violating the Arms Export Control Act. According to court documents, Debose provided multiple shipments of firearms to co-conspirators who then secreted the weapons in packages and transported them to shipping companies to be sent to customers in China. The weapons included numerous semiautomatic handguns, rifles and shotguns. When sentenced, Debose faces up to 20 years in prison. 

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ormer Employee of New Jersey Defense Contractor Convicted of Exporting Sensitive Military Technology to China

NEWARK—A federal jury today convicted a former employee of a New Jersey-based defense contractor of exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), stealing trade secrets, and lying to federal agents, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Sixing Liu, a/k/a, “Steve Liu,” 49, a PRC citizen who had recently lived in Flanders, New Jersey, and Deerfield, Illinois, was taken into custody following the verdict, based on risk of flight considerations. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler is scheduled for January 7, 2013. 

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Three More Men Plead Guilty in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

CLEVELAND   Three men pleaded guilty today to three counts each for their roles in a conspiracy to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI. 

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North Carolina Resident Daniel Patrick Boyd Sentenced for Terrorism Violations

United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Daniel Patrick Boyd, 42, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina to 216 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years’ supervised release, and a $3,000 fine. “We must be ever vigilant in the pursuit of those who seek to destroy our way of life. This prosecution is evidence of our commitment to do so,” stated U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker. 

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Federal Indictment Charges Two Individuals with RICO and Other Capital Crimes in Furtherance of a White Supremacist Movement

PORTLAND, OR David Joseph “Joey” Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, both of Portland, were indicted yesterday for racketeering activity in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, RICO conspiracy, using a firearm in a crime of violence that caused death, kidnapping resulting in death, carjacking resulting in death, transportation of stolen vehicles, aggravated identity theft, credit card fraud, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, announced today. The charges all stem from an alleged 10-day crime spree that spanned from Everett, Washington, to Eureka, California, and included four murders. 

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North Georgia Men Who Plotted to Purchase Explosives and Silencers Sentenced to Prison

GAINESVILLE, GA Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Georgia; and Dan Roberts, 68, of Toccoa, Georgia, were sentenced today by United States District Judge Richard W. Story to federal prison on charges of conspiring to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer. 

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Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 12-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky

 Defendant Attempted to Ship Weapons and Money from the United States to Iraqi Insurgents

 LOUISVILLE, KY Iraqi citizen Mohanad Shareef Hammadi pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Perrye K. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division.


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