U.S. Army Contractor, 22, Charged With Selling Afghans Bad Ammo

A 22-year-old Miami Beach man who had a contract with the U.S. military has been charged with providing prohibited Chinese-made ammunition and saying it came from Albania.

Efraim Diveroli and two others charged in the scheme made their first appearance in federal court in Miami on Friday afternoon. A fourth man was being charged in Utah.

In March, the Army told Diveroli that his Miami Beach company was suspended from government contract work pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.

The company, AEY Inc., was paid more than $10 million for 35 shipments of ammunition that prosecutors now say was manufactured in China.

The weapons his company provided were used to supply allied forces in Afghanistan.