Russians in America: US arrests three for exporting military tech to Russia - RFE/RL

17:02 Oct. 7, 2016

US arrests three for exporting military tech to Russia - RFE/RL

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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.

Read also: Texas man gets 10 years in US prison for exporting military tech devices to Russia

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.

Read also: Last Russian prisoner in Guantanamo to be released

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.

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