Efraim Diveroli, the young Miami gunrunner who the feds say tried to sell illegal ammunition even as he was awaiting sentencing for selling illegal ammunition, pleaded guilty in October to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Diveroli pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Under a plea agreement, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida agreed not to charge the defendant with committing other federal criminal offenses and Diveroli agreed to forfeit a variety of different types of ammunition and firearms.When he was arrested in August, Diveroli was awaiting sentencing after he admitted that he sold the U.S. government poor-quality and illegal munitions for use in the Middle East.
In that case, a federal judge granted a motion seeking the forfeiture of Diveroli’s $1,000,000 appearance bond.
According to an affidavit from an ATF agent in the newer case, the 24-year-old tried to set up a deal for thousands of rounds of ammunition and other weapons gear with undercover agents — even as he was awaiting sentencing for selling poor-quality and illegal munitions to the government.
Sentencing in that most recent case set for Jan. 25. Lawyer Cynthia A. Hawkins did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Once Diveroli is sentenced on the gun possession charges, he will face sentencing for on charges of supplying the U.S. government with Chinese-made ammunition to fulfill a $300 million contract given to his company, AEY Inc. A lawyer requested his sentencing in that case be continued until after his hearing in January. Two other defendants in the larger AEY Inc. case, David Packouz and Alexander Podrizki, are set to be sentenced on Thursday afternoon.
So far there have been no charges against Dejan Djuric and the individuals known as “Jake” and “Aaron” in the ATF agent’s affidavit. Djuric was the owner of Advanced Munitions, which the ATF agent said he believes is a “front company” for Diveroli. Advanced Munitions was established on July 27, and Djuric serves as president, vice president and secretary, according to Florida business records.