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Case Number: 2:15-cr-00441-JHS
Judge: Joel H. Slomsky
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Philadelphia, PA: Conspiracy to to unlawfully export night-vision goggles and thermal-imaging devices to buyers in Russia criminal defense lawyer represented Anton Perevoznikov, age 34.
In October 2018, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count of a federal Indictment charging him with conspiracy to unlawfully export defense articles. Between February 2011 and November 2013, the defendant conspired with three Russian co-conspirators to export technologically sensitive imaging devices from the United States without first obtaining from the Department of State the required license or written authorization for such exports. Perevoznikov also purchased night vision equipment from a United States vendor while acknowledging formally, in writing, that he understood that the items he was purchasing were legally precluded from export and by falsely affirming that he did not intend to export those items. The defendant’s Russian co-conspirators sent him wire transfers so that he could, in turn, purchase more than 30 pieces of night-vision and thermal-imaging devices worth over $100,000. On shipping documents, the defendant provided false descriptions of these regulated articles, including “case box,” “case for camera,” “camera and soft case,” “photo camera,” “camcorder,” and “jacket”.
“Individuals who seek to profit by unlawfully obtaining and exporting items designated by the United States as articles important to our national defense will be prosecuted with the full weight of the federal justice system,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Williams. “It is important that we take all necessary steps to prevent our military technology from being exported and possibly used against our service members and our allies overseas.”
"Perevoznikov admitted to a conspiracy to export night-vision goggles and thermal imaging devices to buyers in Russia, all of which can pose a threat to national security," said Brian Michael, Special Agent in Charge of HSI Philadelphia. "HSI Philadelphia's resolve to keep Americans safe is present in each arrest of those criminals seeking to make a profit while threatening the safety of our country."
The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas R. Perricone.
18:371 CONSPIRACY TO UNLAWFULLY EXPORT DEFENSE ARTICLES WITHOUT A LICENSE
Outcome: 09/01/2021 113 SEALED Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE JOEL H. SLOMSKY in Courtroom 13A held on 8/31/2021 for ANTON PEREVOZNIKOV (1). Court Reporter: ESR. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (ems) (ems). (Entered: 09/01/2021)
09/01/2021 114 SEALED ORDER AS TO ANTON PEREVOZNIKOV. Signed by HONORABLE JOEL H. SLOMSKY on 8/31/2021. 9/1/2021 Entered and Copies Mailed. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (ems) (ems). (Entered: 09/01/2021)
09/01/2021 115 JUDICIAL DOCUMENT AS TO ANTON PEREVOZNIKOV. Signed by HONORABLE JOEL H. SLOMSKY on 8/31/2021. 9/1/2021 Entered and Copies Mailed. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (ems) (ems). (Entered: 09/01/2021)
09/01/2021 116 SEALED JUDGMENT AS TO ANTON PEREVOZNIKOV (1). Signed by HONORABLE JOEL H. SLOMSKY on 8/31/2021. 9/1/2021 Entered and Copies Mailed. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (ems) (ems). (Entered: 09/01/2021)
Defendant was sentenced to 4 years in prison.