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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Divaroli
Citation:803 F.3d 1258 (11th Cir. 2015)
Defendant started his own company in the arms distribution field and won a $298 million contract with the United States Army to provide ammunition to Afghanistan. Part of the contract was that they could not supply ammunition that had been made in China. Their supplier in Albania got their ammunition from China. Defendant contacted the Department of State who confirmed that they could not use that ammunition to fulfill their contract. Defendant and other decided to do so anyways, and cover up the Chinese origins of the ammunition by doing things such as painting over metal casings that had Chinese on them, repackaging the ammunition, and scrapping the Chinese writing off of wood crates. They also falsified attestations that their shipments conformed to the contract arrangements.
Once the Army found out, they canceled the rest of the contract and paid $40,000 to reissue the contract to another supplier.
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