Arms Dealing

USA v. Nicolas Maduro et al: Second Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging narco-terrorism conspiracy, cocaine importation conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices in USA v. Nicolás Maduro Moros, a former President of Venezuela; Diosado Armando Carvajal Barrios, described as "president of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, and a member of the Venezuelan armed forced"; Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios, a.k.a. 'El Pollo', described as "the director of Venezuela's military intelligence agency"; Clíver Antonio Alcalá Cordones, described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military"; Luciano Marín Arango, a.k.a. 'Ivan Marquez', described as "a Colombian citizen" and member of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, a.k.a. FARC, and Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, a.k.a. 'Jesús Santrich', described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Airbus SE: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $56.5 million in proceeds from the sale of a bond belonging to Airbus SE, domiciled in the Netherlands, based in France, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Vladimir Kuznetsov: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging arms trafficking from the USA to Russia in USA v. Vladimir Kuznetsov, described as a citizen of Russia and a permanent resident of the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jamaica: Andrew Hamilton et al (Delaware)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Jamaica - for a civil recovery and money laundering investigation involving Andrew Paul Hamilton, Dawn Satterswaite, Ann Marie Cleary, Janet Ramsay, Paulette Higgins, Dorothy Hamilton and Terrence Allen.

USA v. Mikkyle Leslie: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint in USA v. Mikkyle Leslie, a.k.a. Brandon Ebanks, a.k.a. Brandon Leslie, a.k.a. Kalashnikov, for allegedly smuggling firearms from the USA to the Cayman Islands.

Mexico: Gregorio Salgado Lopez

Complaint for the Extradition of Gregorio Salgado Lopez from the USA to Mexico, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Mexico: Maria Lopez de Salgado

Complaint for the extradition of Maria Lopez de Salgado, a.k.a. Maria Sixta Lopez de Salgado, from the USA to Mexico, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Mexico: Agustin Edmundo Torres Flores

Complaint for the Extradition of Agustin Edmundo Torres Flores from the USA to Mexico at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Romania seeks evidence from Delaware-domiciled Garland Global Corp.

Romania has requested evidence from Delaware domiciled Garland Global Corp. as part of a criminal investigation into alleged organized crime and gun trafficking that investigators believe may involve well known suspected arms dealer Victor Bout. Details are contained in an

Romania: Petrom Moldova SA

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Romania into organized crime and gun trafficking.

Netherlands: Marcel Delano Markelo

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Marcel Delano Markelo for alleged arms dealing.

Netherlands: Gus Kouwenhoven

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Gus Kouwenhoven.

Colombia seeks extradition of Palestinian accused of arms dealing

A 76 year old Palestinian has been arrested in Florida after a complaint for his extradition was filed on behalf of the authorities in Colombia. Details are contained in an extradition complaint that was filed against Sarkis Garabet Soghanalian at

Colombia: Sarkis Garabet Soghanalian

Complaint for the arrest of Sarkis Garabet Soghanalian and extradition from the USA to Colombia to face charges of arms smuggling.

Czech Republic: Dalibor Kopp

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Czech Republic into Dalibor Kopp and Josef Ondrouch who are believed to have violated Czech laws concerning foreign trade in military materials.

United Kingdom: Larry Claxton et al(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Larry Claxton and others for alleged terrorism in Northern Ireland.

Colombia: Michael M. Blake

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Colombia - for a criminal investigation into Michael M. Blake regarding illegal firearms.

Belgium: Samih Ossaily

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Belgium into Samih Ossaily, Aziz Nassour, Nora Vlasselaerts, Abbas Macky and others for suspected participation in a criminal organization involved in money laundering, arms dealing and illegal diamond trading.  

Latin America Round Up: September 30, 2002

ARGENTINAMenem off the hook, for the moment Judge Julio Speroni concluded there is not enough evidence to indict former President Carlos Menem in the case of the illegal arms sale to Croatia and Ecuador. Judge Speroni added, though, that Menem

United Kingdom: Larry Claxton et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into Larry Claxton and others.

St. Vincent: Money Talks and Nano Walks

A claim by St Vincent &the Grenadines that it is serious about combating financial crime was dealt a blow on November 22 when it allowed suspected money launderer Thierry Nano to avoid an arrest warrant.Nano flew from the island on

France: Charles Acelor

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in France into Charles Acelor for allegedly providing material support to an international terrorist organization.

Israel: Nathan Hanan et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Israel into Nathan Hanan and Ben Cohen for murder, extortion, narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses.

Poland: Alexei Bragontchouk

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Poland into Alexei Bragontchouk and others for allegedly laundering millions of dollars that are believed to be the proceeds of illegal weapons trafficking.

Poland: Alexei Bragontchuk

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Poland into Alexei Bragontchuk and for alleged fraud and money laundering regarding the proceeds of weapons trafficking.