Aventura Contests "Gross and Untenable Inaccuracies" of US Government's Prosecution

By Isabella Cheng, Published Jul 19, 2021, 09:07am EDT (Info+)

20 months after the US government issued criminal charges against Aventura, for "having conspired with PRC [China] manufacturers" primarily Hikvision, now Aventura head Jack Cabasso's attorney has protested what they allege are "gross and untenable inaccuracies" from the prosecution.

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In this report, IPVM examines Aventura's positioning:

  • What these "gross and untenable inaccuracies" are
  • Why the seizure of Aventura managing director's funds is unjustifiable
  • Why the trial should start immediately
  • Defense vs Government on whether Aventura was manufacturing
  • "Substantive transformation" for made in the USA products examined
  • Defense: US government "complicit, hypocritical"
  • An Aventura employee takes plea deal
  • Next steps in case

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****** *** **** ***** ** *********,Aventura ************* ********** **** ******* *** ******** ** ******** ********** ******** ** ******** ********* including those involved in the investigation and prosecution in this case. [emphasis added]

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* **** ***** **** ****** *** his "********". **** *** *********.* **** even ******** ****** ******* **** *** Hikvision ******** ****** ** ********* *******.

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******** **** **** ** **** ** alleged ** ****, ***** ***** ****** likely ** **** *****, ** ** disappointing **** **** **** **** ** get **** **** **** *** ** long --** *** ********.

***** ** **** *** ********* ***** stories *** ******* ** ********.

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****** * ** ******* **** ******** was ******* *********, **** *** ******* in ******** *** **** ***** ********* have **** ***'* *** *******. *** question ** ******* ***** ********* **** claimed "**** ** ***" . * just ******* * ****** ** ** own ********* ******* *** *** *** clearly ****** "**** ** ******" *** the *** ***** *** "**** ** China" *** ******* *****. ** *** Aventura ***** **** *** ****** ********* did **** **** *** ** *** factually *******. ** ***** *** *** company * **** ***.

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