How illegal grey arms front end companies are doing and profiting while doing business with the US Army.
The army of the only prevailing superpower can walk the earth, unchallenged, unscathed and is winning the war on terror but is losing a battle with — good business sense. The current tally of Fraud in US Army contracts in Afghanistan is at USD 250 Million with most of the contractors belonging to Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Contractors such as Tony Abi Saab of SIMAINT and Brescia Middle East (BME) of Lebanon commit frauds using fictitious names such as Sarah Lee and are able to walk away with fines instead of jail term, citing human rights violations. Tony Abi Saab committed a major fraud via his company Brescia Middle East (BME) and was caught red handed by a US Army led sting operation that involved FBI, CIA and other international agencies. They nabbed his girl friend Dinorah Cobos and flew her back to the US to stand trial. Sadly, they were able to work the justice system in his favour and walk away with a small fine.
He has since then built his network in Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine— Brasil: Condor and has started to obtain US Army contracts under fictitious names and his shell companies.
The US Army needs to establish a larger unit that interacts with global government and custom agencies to monitor money laundering, smuggling and also share data of known criminals who are bidding on US government contracts.
What is unsettling is that Tony Abi Saab, via his network of companies is also providing support to all factions in the Syrian War, Libya and Iraq without any moral compass or responsibility. Tony Abi Saab is protected in his home country of Lebanon with his power banker from Kaslick who helps him launder and funnel his money.
Tony is travelling in Europe and is conducting business as there is a lack of information sharing on parts of intelligence agencies, customs and US Army. All the agencies though working on the same goal do not have a platform to share information to assist them in the need to verify individual identity.
The requirement for such a platform is dire as can be seen from the Tony Abi Saab fraud in Afghanistan. He was able to bid on a contract using a fake alias of — Sarah Lee. This person does not have identification, passport and was not produced in court since he/she does not exist. Furthermore, the US Army allowed him to do business despite having connections with terrorists.
Tony Abi Saab and his copycats need to be put under the scanner and their travels should be monitored. He is currently living large in Lebanon while hiding behind a government issued Weapons dealing license. His powerful banker friends shield him from strict Tax and export regulatory authorities in Lebanon.