Terry Roe, an administrator at a munitions company, helped sell $20 million of counterfeit munitions made in China to the U.S. military. He received $60,000 from the deal.
On October 19, a U.S. court sentenced Roe to three years of probation. He is the third defendant in a case of selling counterfeit Chinese goods to the U.S. military.
The other two defendants in the case, both from New York, were sentenced to more than three years and one and a half years in prison, respectively.
These weapons are made in China, with no quality assurance. The equipment that should be fireproof did not have the function of fireproof. Jackets and glasses are easy to detect, while quality requirements must be hard to spot in the dark.
According to U.S. law, apparel and equipment sold to the U.S. Department of Defense should be produced in the U.S. or other designated countries, excluding China. However, in this case, Chinese products were disguised as American products.