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Posted: 9/13/2004 2:17:51 AM EDT
September 10, 2004
Woman sentenced in weapons-export scheme

By Nicole Gaudiano
Times staff writer

A Southern California woman was sentenced to one year in federal prison Thursday for her role in a scheme to use her export company to illegally export arms parts to the People’s Republic of China.

Gabriela De Brea, 62, of Alta Loma, was sentenced by United States District Judge A. Howard Matz, according to a statement from the Central District of California U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Brea’s business partner and co-defendant, Ahmad Nahardani, 56, of Encino, Calif., was sentenced on August 5 to 21 months in prison.

Both defendants and their company pleaded guilty last year to violating the federal Arms Export Control Act by attempting to illegally export parts for the F-4 Phantom Fighter, the Hawk Missile and the AIM-9 “Sidewinder” missile to China.

Nahardani and Brea owned and operated Mexpar International, Inc., which advertised that it and a sister company were “Experts in Exports.”

All three defendants pleaded guilty in September 2003 to two counts of violating the Arms Export Control Act. In July, Matz placed Mexpar on probation for three years and ordered it to pay a $75,000 fine. Additionally, all three defendants agreed to administrative debarment and to refrain from participating in any contract in which the United States government is a party.

During the course of a five-year undercover investigation, Nahardani and Brea sold the parts to an undercover operative and attempted to ship the weapons and missile parts to China on eight separate occasions. All of the parts were seized by customs officials before being shipped out of the country. The illegal conduct took place from 1998 through 2001.

The F-4 Phantom Fighter was used by the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The Hawk missile is a surface-to-air, anti-aircraft missile that was used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile is a supersonic heat-seeking, air-to-air, anti-aircraft missile used by the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:25:00 AM EDT
I smell a klintoon,billybob or hitlery.....must be looking for more "war chest "money.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:26:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:32:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:16:13 AM EDT
They would have gone to China, but they would not have stayed there. Iran has all three weapons systems.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:17:45 AM EDT
Lets see what kind of "parts" she had...

Then hang that twat and let Ahnuld treat her like a pinata.

- BG
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