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NYC Cop, Brothers Charged with Trying to Sell Military-Grade Weapons to Philippines

They didn't have a permit

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They were brothers in arms.

A New York City cop and his two siblings are charged with illegally conspiring to sell military-grade weapons to potential buyers in the Philippines, federal authorities and police sources said.

Officer Rex-Gene Maralit, 44, who was stationed at police headquarters in Manhattan, Wilfredo Maralit, 48, a Customs and Borders Protection officer at Los Angeles International Airport, and their brother Arial Maralit, 43, schemed to sell assault rifles, pistols, and firearm accessories to potential buyers in the Philippines without government approval from January 2009 to March 2013, the Justice Department said.