17:02 Oct. 7, 2016
Two Russians and a US citizen face up to 25 years in prison and 1 million dollar fine
A U.S. citizen and two Russian nationals were arrested for allegedly exporting sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia, the U.S. Justice Department has said.
The department said on October 6 that Alexei Barysheff of New York, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested for illegally exporting controlled technology.
Russian nationals Dmitry Aleksandrovich Karpenko and Aleksei Krutilin, were simultaneously arrested on charges of conspiring with Barysheff.
The government said the three men engaged in a conspiracy to obtain microelectronics from manufacturers and suppliers in the United States and export them to Russia while evading government controls on high-tech exports.
If convicted, the defendants face up to 25 years in prison and a million fine.