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Felon arms dealer arrested again

A Florida arms dealer convicted in a $300 million Pentagon scheme has been arrested again on weapons charges.

Efraim Diveroli, 24, was being held without bail Tuesday in Orlando on charges of firearms possession by a felon. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents say Diveroli tried to broker a deal for thousands of rounds of ammunition and other weapons gear with undercover informants.

Diveroli pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to illegally ship Chinese-made ammunition to Afghan soldiers under a Pentagon contract. He is to be sentenced in November for that in Miami.

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Associated Press

Felon arms dealer arrested again 08/24/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:56pm]

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