Russian citizen Ilyas Sabirov was accused of illegal export of technology. This is said in a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, TASS reported.
In addition to Sabirov, two Bulgarian citizens – Dimitar and Milan Dimitrov – were also charged. The investigation believes they all used the Bulgarian company Multi Technology Integration Group EOOD-MTIG to obtain controlled U.S. goods and ship them to Russia. Under U.S. law, this could not be done without the permission of the U.S. government.
The indictment is based on three counts in all. Two of them are export control violations, and one is money laundering. Each of the counts carries up to 20 years in prison.
In October, U.S. authorities indicted Sayuz Daibagia of Russia, who was detained in an electronics smuggling case. The total amount of the hardware smuggling damage was $50 million.