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Arms dealer convicted in LA of trying to buy, sell missiles

LOS ANGELES --- Authorities say a black-market arms dealer who tried to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East has been convicted of conspiracy in Los Angeles. Rami Asad-Ghanem was convicted Thursday and faces 25 years to life in prison. Authorities say Ghanem, who s a naturalized U.S. citizen, conspired to transfer missiles to customers around the world. They say in one case, he arranged to hire mercenaries to operate missiles for a Libyan militant group. Following a tip from a Los Angeles military supply firm, authorities arranged a sting operation, and Ghanem was arrested in Athens in 2015 after...

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