Usama Darwich Hamade

Charged: August 18, 2015
Affiliation
Hezbollah
State
Minnesota
District
District of Minnesota
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Smuggling
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: May 18, 2020
Sentenced: July 20, 2020
Imprisonment
3 years and 6 months
Released: February 05, 2021
Details
Usama Darwich Hamade
  • Age
    57
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Usama Darwich Hamade, Samir Ahmed Berro, and Issam Darwich Hamade allegedly conspired to export goods and technology to Hezbollah in Lebanon, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. From 2009 through December 2013, the trio allegedly conspired to export and attempted to export inertial measurement units for use in drones, a jet engine, piston engines, and recording binoculars. A federal grand jury indicted the three men in August 2015, but the indictment remained under seal until February 2018, when Usama Darwich Hamade and Issam Darwich Hamade were arrested in South Africa. Samir Ahmed Berro remains at large.