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Wednesday
Jan202010

The FCPAscam 22: Who Do They Work For?

Helmie Ashiblie: One of 22 people from the law enforcement and military equipment supply industry arrested this week for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.The Justice Department didn't name them. But here's what we've learned so far about the employers of those arrested in Tuesday's FCPA mega-bust:

•    Daniel Alvirez, 32, and Lee Allen Tolleson, 25, the president and director of acquisitions and logistics at ALS Technologies Inc., a company in Bull Shoals, Ark., that manufactures and sells law enforcement and military equipment;

•    Helmie Ashiblie, 44, the vice president and founder of i-Shot, a company in Woodbridge, Va., that supplies tactical bags and other security-related articles for law enforcement agencies and governments worldwide;

•    Andrew Bigelow, 40, the managing partner and director of government programs for  The Gun Search.com LLC in Sarasota, Fla. (dba/ machinegun.com), a company that sells machine guns, grenade launchers and other small arms and accessories;

•    R. Patrick Caldwell, 61, and Stephen Gerard Giordanella, 50, the current and former chief executive officers of Protective Products of America Inc, Sunrise, Fla., a company that designs and manufactures concealable and tactical body armor;

•    Yochanan R. Cohen, a/k/a Yochi Cohen, 47, the chief executive officer of High Com Security, a San Francisco company that manufactures security equipment, including body armor and ballistic plates;

•    Haim Geri, 50, the president of High Tech USA, a North Miami Beach, Fla., company that serves as a sales agent for companies in the law enforcement and military products industries;

•    Amaro Goncalves, 49, the vice president of sales for Smith & Wesson Holding Corp, Springfield, Mass., a company that designs and manufactures firearms, firearm safety/security products, rifles, firearms systems and accessories;

•    John Gregory Godsey, a/k/a Greg Godsey, 37, and Mark Frederick Morales, 37, the owner and agent of a Decatur, Ga., company that sells ammunition and other law enforcement and military equipment;

•    Saul Mishkin, 38, the owner and chief executive officer of Orkil International LLC, an Aventura, Fla., company that sells law enforcement and military equipment;

•    John M. Mushriqui, 28, and Jeana Mushriqui, 30, the director of international development and general counsel/U.S. manager of Mushriqui Consulting LLC, an Upper Darby, Penn., company that manufactures and exports bulletproof vests and other law enforcement and military equipment;

•    David R. Painter, 56, and Lee M. Wares, 43, the chairman and director of a United Kingdom company that markets armored vehicles;

•    Pankesh Patel, 43, the managing director of a United Kingdom company that acts as sales agent for companies in the law enforcement and military products industries;

•    Ofer Paz, 50, the president and chief executive officer of Paz Logistics, an Israeli company that acts as sales agent for companies in the law enforcement and military products industries;

•    Jonathan M. Spiller, 58, the owner and president of Jm Spiller & Assoc Inc, a Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., company that markets and sells law enforcement and military equipment;

•    Israel Weisler, a/k/a Wayne Weisler, 63, and Michael Sachs, 66, owners and co-chief executive officers of U.S. Cavalry Store Inc., Stearns, Ky., company that designs, manufactures and sells armor products, including body armor;

•    John Benson Wier III, 46, the president of SRT Supply Inc., a St. Petersburg, Fla., company that sells tactical and ballistic equipment.

Politico posted some background about the defendants here.

Readers are welcome to help us fill in the gaps.

See related posts here.

Reader Comments (5)

Andrew Bigelow incorporated two other active companies Defense Logistics International LLC and Heavy Metal Armory. Tampa Bay Online specifically links him to the former.

Israel Weisler and Michael Sachs are affiliated with ArmorShield USA (see, e.g., here

John M. Mushriqui and Jeana Mushriqui are also affiliated with Tego Texi Tectum.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Bohn

David R. Painter, 56, and Lee M. Wares, 43, appear to be affiliated with Security Support Systems, a division of the O'Gara Group: http://www.ogaragroup.com/contact-the-ogara-group-mobile-security.html

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Williamson

There's no way that John Gregory Godsey, a/k/a Greg Godsey, 37, and Mark Frederick Morales, 37 work at Dawson Precision, is there? They are more competition oriented, as opposed to LEO/Military, but iShot seems to be similar.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

spiller ran Armor Holdings a listed Jacksonville security conglomerate before being terminated for cause.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArmorplated
Mark Morales was in charge of the us sales for meccar usa a division of allied defense group. The investigation was over two years long and many, many companies were involved.......just wait! If you own any defense/ammunition company stocks....sell
February 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphilmcrackin

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