THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

March 2017

11 years for export control/AML violations

Violations included 'unlawful sale and export of sophisticated American microelectronics for use by the Russian military'.

The U.S. Department of Justice (‘DoJ’) has said that a man has received a sentence of over 11 years for export control violations and conspiring to launder money: ‘Alexander Posobilov was sentenced to 135 months’ imprisonment for conspiring to export and illegally exporting controlled microelectronics to Russia, as well as for conspiring to launder money.’ Posobilov, with ten other individuals and two corporations (ARC Electronics, Inc. and Apex System, L.L.C.) were indicted in October 2012, and he and two co-conspirators were subsequently convicted at trial on all counts in October 2015. The DoJ said that of the remaining defendants, five...

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