HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » New York company accused ...

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:37 PM

New York company accused of selling Chinese-made security equipment to U.S. military

Source: CBS News

New York A Long Island, New York, company is accused of illegally importing Chinese-made security equipment and then selling it to U.S. agencies. Federal agents swarmed the facility Thursday morning. Now seven current and former employees are facing charges.

According to the criminal complaint, since 2006, Aventura Technologies operated a scheme where over 1,000 shipments of network security software and hardware from China were relabeled as American and then sold to the federal government. That includes surveillance systems bought by the U.S. Army, Air Force, Department of Energy and other U.S. agencies. The company allegedly made nearly $90 million.

"Aventura not only defrauded its customers, but also exposed them to serious known cyber-security risks, and created a channel by which foreign adversaries and other actors could potentially access some of our governments' most sensitive facilities and computer networks," Donoghue said.

The arrests come at a time when the U.S. government is concerned about electronics from China. This summer, imports from two of the biggest Chinese tech equipment makers Huawei and ZTE were banned.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-company-aventura-technologies-accused-of-selling-chinese-made-security-equipment-to-us-military/

6 replies, 904 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply New York company accused of selling Chinese-made security equipment to U.S. military (Original post)
groundloop Nov 7 OP
Skittles Nov 7 #1
LogicFirst Nov 7 #2
keithbvadu2 Nov 7 #3
Lucky Luciano Nov 7 #4
bucolic_frolic Nov 7 #5
nitpicker Nov 8 #6

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:38 PM

1. what could possibly go wrong?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:46 PM

2. 13 years?

Really. Where's the oversight?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:58 PM

3. "Too many jobs in China lost," Trump tweeted... Such concern!

"Too many jobs in China lost," Trump tweeted... Such concern!

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142058871

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/387515-schumer-hits-trump-for-offering-aid-to-chinese-company-how-about-helping

Senate Republicans drop bid to block Trump from helping Chinese telecom giant ZTE

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142115196

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/senate-republicans-cave-to-trump-on-deal-with-chinese-telecom-giant-zte/2018/07/20/28ae5820-8c3f-11e8-8aea-86e88ae760d8_story.html
--------------------

UPDATED: Trump pledges to help Chinese phonemaker ZTE 'get back into business'

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142058783

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/05/13/trump-pledges-to-help-chinese-phone-maker-zte-get-back-into-business/?utm_term=.7f2fcafb7710

ZTE, a company involved in hacking American cyber security.


A $500 million loan to Trump related projects works wonders to make America protect Chinese jobs.

Too bad our coal miners did not think of that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:00 PM

4. How many shares does tr&@p own of this company?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:36 PM

5. Nah, couldn't happen on Long Island

But did you really expect they could manufacture the stuff themselves?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:19 AM

6. From the DoJ PR

(snip)

Four of the individual defendants are also charged with defrauding the U.S. government by falsely claiming that Frances Cabasso was the owner and operator of the company in order to obtain access to valuable government contracts reserved for women-owned businesses when, in fact, Aventura was actually controlled by her husband, Jack Cabasso. The Cabassos are also charged with laundering the monetary proceeds of these fraudulent schemes.
(snip)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread