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A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday.



Chinese government, emails and other evidence from the investigation showed "individuals in China were well aware of what was going on," Donoghue said.


The equipment made in China and sold by Aventura "as purportedly U.S.-made has been installed on dozens of Army, Navy and Air Force bases, Department of Energy facilities and, among other places, on Navy aircraft carriers," prosecutors said in the criminal complaint. Of the $88 million Aventura made since 2010, $20 million came from federal government contracts promising it would provide only U.S.-made products, they said.

Prosecutors accused the company of a cover-up involving systematically relabeling its merchandise to say it was made at its U.S. plant. It also circulated a photo that an Aventura executive, Jack Cabasso, showed the company's assembly line, but was actually an image of workers in a Chinese facility, the complaint said.

Last year, Cabasso emailed an employee of a Chinese manufacturer stressing the need to take steps to make sure its products couldn't be traced, prosecutors said.


The scheme began to unravel after the company sold 25 body cameras to the U.S. Air Force, security analysts discovered downloaded images including a logo of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security on the devices, the complaint said. A software analysis found indications that the camera's manufacturer in China "had been aware that the U.S. Air Force was the intended end user of the camera."

Seven current and former Aventura employees, including Cabasso and other members of its top management, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The government also froze bank accounts and seized a 70-foot yacht it said is owned by Cabasso and his wife.

Phone messages seeking comment were left Thursday with Cabasso's attorney and at Aventura's headquarters in Commack, New York.
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Wow. Treason!
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If true and found guilty make a real example of these assholes. They could be responsible for God knows how much damage.
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If true and found guilty make a real example of these assholes. They could be responsible for God knows how much damage.
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the fall of America!

chinas military is not compromised like ours!
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Nothing is 'made in usa' anymore. How much dumber can the U.S. military get if they fell for the 'made in usa' stickers stuck on the Chinese surveillance goods?

I guess Trump was protecting Aventura Technologies with the tariffs.. lol

A quick search finds Aventura 'brand' cameras and DVRs all over ebay! Military grade? LMFAO
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Chinese electronics manufactured to be given to US mil does 2 things:

1. It spies & feeds intel back to Chinese operatives, &

2. It possesses components engineered to fail (send out radio or microwave signal causing it to fry, etc).

Consumer electronics manufactured by them are no different. I kept seeing people here talk about Bao Feng radios & how great they are. I wouldn't use one of those even if you paid me.
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they probably just white labeled prc social credit surveillance system and repacked and sold to DoD

[link to aventurasystems.com (secure)]
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I'd love to see who all is on the board of this company.

Been hearing rumors of this going on for years. I guess the rumors are true.
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What's amazing is that all these Chinese surveillance goods had to be CLEARED BY FEDERAL US CUSTOMS upon entering the country, then they were sold to the Federal Government - 20 million $$ worth. So the right hand of the Fed doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Would have been quite easy to solve at the port using part numbers that the US Military is using. You can't make this shit up.
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Dollar to a donut this crap is all over D.C.
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I'd love to see who all is on the board of this company.

Been hearing rumors of this going on for years. I guess the rumors are true.
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I've seen them at trade shows. Just your typical slimy New Yorkers flaunting how rich they are.

Here's their bullshit website with chinese workers that the U.S. Military bought, hook line and egg roll..

[link to aventuracctv.com (secure)]


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Seven current and former Aventura employees, including Cabasso and other members of its top management, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The government also froze bank accounts and seized a 70-foot yacht it said is owned by Cabasso and his wife.

Phone messages seeking comment were left Thursday with Cabasso’s attorney and at Aventura’s headquarters in Commack, New York.

A company website touts it as having “a reputation for being an innovative designer, developer and manufacturer of security hardware, software and peripheral products for government, military and enterprise since 1999.”


[link to apnews.com (secure)]
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retards should have just bought it and reverse engineered like the east does to us...

also when you give companies bid preferences with “women owned business status” you open the door to all types of fraudsters.
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It's probably 100 times worse than this one company getting caught. If Obama was still around I doubt anyone would be arrested. Trump has a patriotic spirit and that's why these spy's were caught.

It's a start and this company needs to be made an example of.
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fuck not good
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Nothing is 'made in usa' anymore. How much dumber can the U.S. military get if they fell for the 'made in usa' stickers stuck on the Chinese surveillance goods?

I guess Trump was protecting Aventura Technologies with the tariffs.. lol

A quick search finds Aventura 'brand' cameras and DVRs all over ebay! Military grade? LMFAO
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BS trying to the POTUS to this.
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Nothing is 'made in usa' anymore. How much dumber can the U.S. military get if they fell for the 'made in usa' stickers stuck on the Chinese surveillance goods?

I guess Trump was protecting Aventura Technologies with the tariffs.. lol

A quick search finds Aventura 'brand' cameras and DVRs all over ebay! Military grade? LMFAO
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They didn't fall for it. Which led to you reading this news.
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Been a lomg term problem

Can't blame trump on this one

But we will see lots of pay offs

To previous office holders
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Chinese clandestine hostilities?
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[link to finance.yahoo.com (secure)]

A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday.



Chinese government, emails and other evidence from the investigation showed "individuals in China were well aware of what was going on," Donoghue said.


The equipment made in China and sold by Aventura "as purportedly U.S.-made has been installed on dozens of Army, Navy and Air Force bases, Department of Energy facilities and, among other places, on Navy aircraft carriers," prosecutors said in the criminal complaint. Of the $88 million Aventura made since 2010, $20 million came from federal government contracts promising it would provide only U.S.-made products, they said.

Prosecutors accused the company of a cover-up involving systematically relabeling its merchandise to say it was made at its U.S. plant. It also circulated a photo that an Aventura executive, Jack Cabasso, showed the company's assembly line, but was actually an image of workers in a Chinese facility, the complaint said.

Last year, Cabasso emailed an employee of a Chinese manufacturer stressing the need to take steps to make sure its products couldn't be traced, prosecutors said.


The scheme began to unravel after the company sold 25 body cameras to the U.S. Air Force, security analysts discovered downloaded images including a logo of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security on the devices, the complaint said. A software analysis found indications that the camera's manufacturer in China "had been aware that the U.S. Air Force was the intended end user of the camera."

Seven current and former Aventura employees, including Cabasso and other members of its top management, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The government also froze bank accounts and seized a 70-foot yacht it said is owned by Cabasso and his wife.

Phone messages seeking comment were left Thursday with Cabasso's attorney and at Aventura's headquarters in Commack, New York.
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I figure the amount of products / $88mm is a big part of the story.

Although this is more common place than most believe.

Contractors sometimes will spec American made product, and then will fill boxes with chinese product that say "made in America" and then use them on construction projects.

Chinese companies will also forgo printing / stamping "china" for these type products / or by request.

And they do it because chinese products are 1/4th the price, and are sometimes equal quality.

When it comes down to it, unless it is blatantly obvious that you're using chinese products (or countries not included in the buy American act), or the products start failing because they are cheap, the government officials are too fucking retarded and lazy to figure it out.

Federal contracting is a nightmare that needs to be cleaned up...billions of $$ would be saved
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Wow. Treason!
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fuck you communist! they have all the right to make money buying cheap and reselling.

it's china fault if greedy americans buy cheap shit from china and sell it for 10 times the price.

it is always somebody else fault!!
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Stop being paranoid scardy cats. China 's rise in military power is secure a stable economy in ASIA and to stamp religious extremism in Africa so those people can have normal life.
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the executive board and owners of the majority of the outstanding shares should be made an example of - trading with the enemy.
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Time for public executions to be revived
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Nothing is 'made in usa' anymore. How much dumber can the U.S. military get if they fell for the 'made in usa' stickers stuck on the Chinese surveillance goods?

I guess Trump was protecting Aventura Technologies with the tariffs.. lol

A quick search finds Aventura 'brand' cameras and DVRs all over ebay! Military grade? LMFAO
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BS trying to the POTUS to this.
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They try to tie him to everything.

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Thread: Newt Gingrich: US should move all American production out of China (they disregard all agreements and CHEAT)
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Been a lomg term problem

Can't blame trump on this one

But we will see lots of pay offs

To previous office holders
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76594256



This will be a nice feather in trump accomplishment cap

He will be able to paint past administration and office holders

Way accountable for their complete failure to notice

While audits that I'm sire happen.. got by them all
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Probably an Asian sales rep too.
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Look what America and the Zionist World Order had helped sons of Ape fighting from sticks and stones to modern warfare and weapon of mass destruction.

Yellow men power shall gains, they shall split the world in two, leaving many dead. And scientist find no remedy for this is worse than leprosy. - Mother Shipton

Bacteriological warfare..

Arabs and Persians are also yellow with Chinese and Mongols shall be under this great Anti-Christ wings.

Truly we have batshit crazies soulless madmen in power.
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Nothing is 'made in usa' anymore. How much dumber can the U.S. military get if they fell for the 'made in usa' stickers stuck on the Chinese surveillance goods?

I guess Trump was protecting Aventura Technologies with the tariffs.. lol

A quick search finds Aventura 'brand' cameras and DVRs all over ebay! Military grade? LMFAO
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78139856


BS trying to the POTUS to this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9495860


They try to tie him to everything.
 Quoting: CK Dexter Haven


He was only protecting the jobs of factory workers in New York who assemble the surveillance products.. lol

Look here, pictures of those hard working New York factory workers making $400/mo !

[link to aventuratechnologies.com (secure)]

...the lead supervisor on the assembly line, Sum Ting Wong hard at work making US made surveillance cameras and video recorders.. lol





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