July 22, 2016

"A Texas man who acted as a secret agent for the Russian government and illegally exported cutting-edge military technology to Russia has been sentenced to 10 years in prison."

ABC News: Alexander Fishenko learned his punishment Thursday in federal court in New York. via AP

'He pleaded guilty in September to crimes including acting as a Russian agent. His lawyer declined to comment. The 50-year-old Fishenko is a U.S. and Russian citizen. He owned Houston-based Arc Electronics Inc.

'Prosecutors say he led a scheme that evaded strict export controls for micro-electronics commonly used in missile guidance systems, detonation triggers and radar systems. Prosecutors say his company shipped about $50 million worth of technologies to Russia between 2002 and 2012.

'Five other people have pleaded guilty. Another three were convicted. Three are at large.'

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