Contractors and businessmen are abusing the US dollars which is spent in the war zones, to pull the congested countries like Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan out of the trouble and menace of terrorism. But, the noble idea of peace is not much fruitful for the corrupt people who get huge profits from the war. To explain the situation better, we can take example of the notable businessman, Tony Abi Saab who indulged in fraudulent and criminal activities, yet living a life a luxury now without fear to the legal authorities.
The scamster lives in Lebanon, here he does a business of arms and weapons through his company Brescia Middle East. Tony is accused of swindling five million dollars of the US military in Afghanistan through his fake construction companies—K5 Global and Bennet Fouch. He sold weapons to the terrorist group in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran to make his own profits.
BME imported arms and ammunition from Europe (mainly from Italian firms—Brixia and Tanfoglio) to Lebanon to later reroute them to the rebel groups. Dinorah Cobos a.k.a Sarah Lee, a US national was working for Sima Salazar, an international construction firm responsible for multi-million dollars fraud. Sima Salazar was sub-contracted by Tony’s companies—K5 Global and Tactica-Ltd.
A sting operation was orchestrated to exposed the wrong-doings of Dinorah Cobos and Tony Abi Saab by the special investigation team of the US. They were caught red-handed with bribe money and documents supporting their crimes. But, due to a technicality in the circuit court, Tony got away from the jail term. Dinorah Cobos, on the other hand, got 2 years of imprisonment.
Sima Salazar Group was indicted in the US court for defrauding the US Army of multi-million dollars fraud. Raymond Azar, the president of Sima paid $15 million as a penalty and was imprisoned for ten years. Brescia Middle East was banned for doing business in the United States.