Nurturing a toxic culture and other news
The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice; Stephen L. Morris, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Houston Field Office; Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L. Hirschhorn, Department of Commerce; and Timothy W. Reeves, Special Agent in Charge, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Central Field Office. The arrested defendants will be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., at the U.S. Courthouse in Houston, Texas, where the government will seek their removal to the Eastern District of New York.
In addition to the unsealing of the charges, search warrants were executed today at seven residences and business locations associated with the defendants, and seizure warrants were executed on five bank accounts held by Fishenko and defendant Arc Electronics, Inc., the Texas-based export company. In conjunction with the unsealing of these charges, the Department of Commerce has added 165 foreign persons and companies who received, transshipped, or otherwise facilitated the export of controlled commodities by the defendants to its “Entity List.” This designation imposes a license requirement before any commodities can be exported from the United States to these persons or companies, and establishes a presumption that no such license will be granted. (Click HERE for article) (Click HERE for Indictment)
Military Contractor Sues Civilian Over Raid
Marlene Kennedy – (Courthouse News) – Fort Edward, N.Y. – October 1, 2012 – A military contractor says in court that a civilian staged an armed raid on its plant in Kabul, Afghanistan, and stole 90 prefabricated buildings.
MAKS Inc. General Trading & Contracting Co. of Kuwait says that James Pearson entered its Kabul compound “without authorization, for the purpose of assaulting MAKS personnel and stealing MAKS property.”