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Armenian immigrant and 5 others convicted of military-weapons charges in FBI sting

Title: Armenian immigrant and 5 others convicted of military-weapons charges in FBI sting
Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Publisher: San Diego Union-Tribune
Author: Larry Neumeister
Main source: legacy.signonsandiego.com

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NEW YORK – An Armenian immigrant accused of plotting to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other military weapons from the former Soviet Union to an FBI informant was convicted Tuesday along with five co-defendants. Artur Solomonyan could face up to life in prison on charges including arms trafficking conspiracy, firearms trafficking conspiracy, interstate firearms trafficking and illegal transfer and possession of a machine gun. The charges accused the men of conspiring from December 2003 to March 2005 to import shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, ... [Read the rest at legacy.signonsandiego.com]