RUSSIAN ARRESTED BY FBI FOR EXPORTING RIFLE SCOPES & AMMO PRIMERS TO RUSSIA – COURT DOCUMENTS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


RUSSIAN ARRESTED BY FBI FOR EXPORTING RIFLE SCOPES & AMMO PRIMERS TO RUSSIA – COURT DOCUMENTS

A 39-year-old Russian citizen has been arrested in Saipan for attempting to export military-grade equipment, such as night-vision rifle scopes and ammunition primers, to Russia without obtaining a proper permit.
Dmitrii Makarenko was arrested by an FBI agent on Saturday, December 29 in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The Russian national was taken into custody on an indictment filed in the Southern District of Florida Court back in June 2017.

The indictment alleges that Makarenko, reportedly a resident of the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok, and his 'co-conspirator' Vladimir Nevidomy, a resident of Florida, acted in concert to transfer military-grade equipment to Russia between April and November 2013.

Overall, Makarenko has been indicted on eight counts and is facing 45 years behind bars if found guilty.

He would allegedly order various items from Nevidomy, the owner of Florida-based Primex Group Inc., by email, with the correspondence cited in the court filings. After receiving an order, Nevidomy would procure the equipment from vendors in the US and send it to Makarenko, who paid for the items with transfers from accounts in Latvia and China.

While the equipment he ordered was military-grade, the scale of the purchases was not. He allegedly acquired three night-vision rifle scopes and a thermal monocular over the course of three months, all covered by the United States Munitions List.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if these guys were "bargaining chips", to be used by the US government when the time was right, to catch up with a "higher grade" Russian operatives.

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