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Texas Man in Prison for Exporting Military Equipment

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio businessman has received a two-year prison term after pleading guilty to illegally exporting surplus U.S. military equipment.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/xBc0P1) reports Andrew Silcox was sentenced Friday in federal district court in San Antonio for violating the Arms Export Control Act. The 53-year-old defendant could have received a 20-year prison term.

Investigators say Silcox is in the business of buying and reselling surplus military equipment. Prosecutors say he sold one banned radar component and tried to sell three more, at a price of about $6,500 each, to an undercover agent. The agent claimed to be a broker for a buyer in the United Arab Emirates.

Prosecutors say the items require a State Department license for exportation.


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