March, 07 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

The truth about arms dealing business of Tony Abi Saab

Arms trafficker Tony Abi Saab got arrested for defrauding the US army for 5 million USD but got free due to a technicality in the circuit court
 

Arms move far too easily across the world due to inconsistent regulation and with weak laws that vary widely from country to country. Arms trafficking is the process by which arms and ammunition enter the black market where they often end up used in crimes that threaten the lives of people across the country. There is currently no strict federal anti-trafficking law, making it all too easy for criminals to exploit weaknesses in the system and flood communities with illegal arms.

Tony Abi Saab is an accused businessman from Lebanon who smuggles weapons to war-torn countries through his leading company Brescia Middle East (BME) and other ghost companies.

The US Army along with FBI and CIA planned a sting operation in Afghanistan about catching fraudsters who were committing fraud without delivering a single contract. In 2011, Abi Saab and his girlfriend Dinorah Cobos a.k.a Sarah Lee was arrested for bribing US Army personnel and defrauding the US Government of over 5 Million dollars. They were caught red-handed with bribe money and documents to ensure long term jail time. The arrest was executed by the CIA that flew Tony back to Washington DC to stand trial.

Sadly, Tony was released without serving a single day in jail and paying a small amount of penalty. This happened because Tony moved his trial from military to civil court and due to a technicality in the circuit court. Dinorah Cobos, on the other hand, got imprisonment for 2 years. Although Tony’s main company BME (Brescia Middle East) was banned in the US, it is still operating freely in other parts of the world.

 
Chief Editor
2019-03-05
Lebanon