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October 28, 1987
A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell military equipment to Syria was sentenced to 20 months to five years in prison. Kevin Gilday, 37, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that he had acted because of financial interests, not because of pro-Arab ideology as the U.S. government alleged. Gilday pleaded guilty Sept. 11 to conspiring to sell aviation navigation equipment to Syria in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. It was never delivered.
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October 28, 1987
A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell military equipment to Syria was sentenced to 20 months to five years in prison. Kevin Gilday, 37, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that he had acted because of financial interests, not because of pro-Arab ideology as the U.S. government alleged. Gilday pleaded guilty Sept. 11 to conspiring to sell aviation navigation equipment to Syria in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. It was never delivered.
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WORLD
June 27, 2007 | From Reuters
Lebanon's border security is largely incapable of preventing arms smuggling from Syria, experts said Tuesday in a scathing report for the U.N. Security Council. The five independent experts said that during a three-week stay in Lebanon they had not heard of any weapons being seized. The team did not visit Syria, which has denied involvement in any illegal transfers.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Microsoft mogul Bill Gates has cracked the $50-billion barrier, making him once again the richest person in the world and, for the first time, richer than any royalty or head of state, according to Forbes magazine's ranking of the world's billionaires. If royalty were included among the top billionaires, the sultan of Brunei would have ranked third at $36 billion. The oil-rich sultan was richer than Gates until this year. As of last summer, Gates had doubled his net worth, in 12 months, to $36.
WORLD
June 24, 2003 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
U.S. special operations troops entered Syria in pursuit of a convoy believed to be carrying former Iraqi regime leaders last week and wounded three Syrian border guards in a firefight, senior defense officials said Monday. The clash with the Syrians occurred as U.S. aircraft or commandos on the ground crossed the frontier as they closed in on the convoy.
NEWS
May 17, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a significant policy shift, Britain--with support from the United States--on Wednesday proposed lifting U.N. sanctions on civilian goods going to Iraq while keeping bans on military materials and tightening smuggling controls. The move would end a decade-long U.N. embargo that is widely viewed here as having failed to prevent President Saddam Hussein from rearming his military.
WORLD
July 24, 2006 | Laura King and J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writers
With deadly force, Israeli warplanes hit fleeing Lebanese civilians Sunday and Hezbollah militants lobbed rockets at townspeople across northern Israel, even as diplomatic efforts began to gain traction. Israel for the first time signaled willingness to accept an international military force to quell the violence that has entered its second week, although there was no immediate consensus on its composition.
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