Published On: Mon, Jun 21st, 2021
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Russian Citizen Convicted for Conspiring to Illegally Send Night Vision Technology to Russia

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A Russian national was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to charges of conspiring to transmit high-end U.S. military technology to Russia. Some of the tech that 53-year-old Dmitry Ustinov is accused of trying to export includes night vision devices and thermal imaging scopes. The investigation was directed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). “HSI will continue to deter individuals putting America’s national security at risk by illegally exporting technology to prohibited countries,” stated John Kelleghan, special agent in charge of HSI Philadelphia. “Our longstanding commitment with our federal law enforcement partners to stop the illegal export of technology to prohibited countries underscores HSI’s determination to dismantle and disrupt any illegal scheme involving the illegal export of controlled military equipment.” Ustinov was arrested in Lithuania on April 15, 2013, at the request of the U.S. Government after a long …

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