Arms Dealer who Admitted to Defrauding Pentagon Sentenced

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida arms dealer who admitted defrauding the Pentagon in a $300 million ammunition contract has been sentenced
to four years in prison.

A federal judge imposed in sentence Monday on 25-year-old Efraim
Diveroli, who pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy in August 2009.
Three other executives at his AEY Inc. are also facing prison time.

Prosecutors say the men sought to illegally ship about 90 million rounds of Chinese-made ammunition to Afghan forces allied with the U.S. The Pentagon contract prohibited acquisition of Chinese military gear. The ammunition was repackaged to appear that Albania was its source.

Diveroli also pleaded guilty in November to possessing weapons as a convicted felon. Sentencing for that crime is Jan. 25.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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