Source: The U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs
California resident was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for violation of the Arms Export Control Act and charged with two counts of money laundering. Naum Morgovsky plotted to illegally export night and thermal vision components, without the necessary license, to a Russian firm Infratech in Moscow, Russia. On Oct. 31, Naum Morgovsky’s spouse and codefendant, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in the export conspiracy.
The U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, assessed both a fine of $1 million and forfeiture of $222,929.61. Furthermore, three Infratech night vision devices were seized in connection with the investigation. Defendants were aware of the fact that exported items were listed on the U.S. Munition List and the export was not permitted without obtaining the license from the Department of States, DDTC.