Paul Whelan has been working for Russia since 2011
Paul Whelan (above)
Paul Whelan works for KAMAZ/BorgWarner, a Russian and U.S. company making military vehicles like cabs for portable missile launchers.
BorgWarner admitted Paul Whelan works for them in a press release dated New Year’s Day.
It is linked here:
According to Russia, they have been partners with BorgWarner for 30 years.
Paul Whelan owns several gun dealerships.
One is in Novi, Michigan near Detroit.
Another is New Frontier Armory LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Another is Aquila Arms LLC in Hallandale Beach, Florida near Miami.
Aquila Arms LLC is the largest dealer of Russian-made guns in the U.S.
The Kalashnikov USA website says so.
Kalashnikov is the best selling assault rifle in the world.
They are owned by the Russian Weapons Company (RWC) in Russia, also known as Kalashnikov Concern.
RWC Group LLC is their subsidiary in the U.S.
The guns are assembled in Pompano Beach, Florida.
It is only 13 miles away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 students were killed in a mass shooting.
A Kalashnikov factory is in Las Vegas.
According to a corporate filing by the Russian Weapons Company (RWC), Kalashnikov is selling its Florida property to build another factory in Detroit.
They want to be nearby to BorgWarner headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Their commerical real estate attorneys are also headquartered in Detroit.
Based in Tullytown, Pennsylvania, RWC planned to begin production with 200,000 Russian-made guns in the U.S.
Thomas McCrossin, CEO, of RWC at the time, made the announcement in 2014.
President Barack Obama was unable to sell GM to Russia in 2008.
Instead, Oleg Deripaska backed out of the deal.
Derispaska also tried to buy Chrysler in 2007.
Again, he was unsuccessful.
Derispaska is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s right-hand-man.
A second factory site is Las Vegas where there is an existing RWC facility. The expansion there is pending completion of the deal to buy the Port of Oakland, California.
Another state-owned company, Gulftainer, has a pending deal there.
Gulftainer appointed a new Chief Executive Officer last month, Fred Castonguay.
His previous position was President and Chief Executive Officer for Ports America Outer Harbour in Oakland, California.
Castonguay received his training from the U.S. Merchant Academy.
Importing Russian-made guns is illegal under Treasury sanctions. Parts and components are imported instead to skirt the sanctions.
Building factories in America eliminates the problems of preventing Russian-made guns and ammunition from being imported to the U.S.
At one time, U.S. sales were 70 per cent of Kalashnikov’s market.
The person who incorporated Aquila Arms LLC in 2011 was Jacob Finkelshteyn, CPA.
He runs it.
The Russians needed Paul Whelan for the firearms license.
Finkelshteyn’s resume is linked here:
He was named a Corporate Director of Globotek Holdings Inc.
The filing was made in Nevada.
The company is located in Russia.
Source is the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Globotek Holdings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSC Globotek based in Russia.
In December, Whelan was arrested in Moscow, Russia for being a spy.
For what side?