Two Defendants Plead Guilty in Unrelated Cases Involving Illegally Exported Military Aircraft Parts
Last week two defendants in unrelated cases pleaded guilty to violations involving the unlicensed export of military aircraft parts from the United States.
In Hartford, Connecticut, Stuart Wax, pleaded guilty today to one count of making a false statement in an export control document. Mr. Wax entered the plea both for himself and on behalf of his company, M.M.M. Wheels, Inc. According to the Justice Department, in 2003, Mr. Wax exported parts used in the F-4 fighter jet to be sent to a company in Israel without the required license from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. Mr. Wax indicated on the shipping documents that the box contained “plumbing parts for repair”, although the government alleged that Wax knew that the contents actually were parts for military aircraft.
When Mr. Wax is sentenced in September, he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000. Wax's company, M.M.M. Wheels, Inc. faces a maximum penalty of five years of probation and a fine of $500,000.
In a separate case, Mr. Traian Bujduveanu pleaded guilty in the Southern District of
According to the Indictment, Bujduveanu sold aircraft parts to Keshari for purchasers in
The Justice Department claims that the aircraft parts exported to
Mr. Bujduveanu faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 when he is sentenced in June.
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