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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Broker Inquiry - Avram Balabanovic,

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P 061159Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY LONDON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3917
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C O N F I D E N T I A L LONDON 002512

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FOR PM/DTTC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/05/2019
TAGS: ETTC KOMC UK
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN BROKER INQUIRY - AVRAM BALABANOVIC,
INVESTIGATION SUGGESTED REF: SECSTATE 100098 Classified By: KATHLEEN DOHERTY, ECONOMIC COUNSELOR FOR REASON 1.4 (b) (d)

(C/NF) Per reftel, post conducted an inquiry into the bona fides of Avram Balabanovich, Managing Director, CTL Components. A post name check shows that other agencies have information on Mr. Balabanovich and CTL Components. Post suggests the Chief of Compliance Registration review the relevant information with Washington-based agencies and advise post on further action needed. Mr. Balabanovich told us that he was required to file for the U.S. Broker Registration at the request of U.S. owned L3 to maintain the business contract. Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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