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CEO Gets Decade in Prison for Illegal Exports to Russia

July 22, 2016, 4:00 AM

A Russian-born chief executive officer who pleaded guilty to procuring millions of dollars of sophisticated microelectronics for Russia, including warfare defense systems used in fighter jets, was sentenced to 10 years in a U.S. prison by a judge who accepted his claims that he’s an immigrant who “loves” America (United States v. Fishenkosentencing).

A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., rejected a prosecutor’s request to sentence Arc Electronics Inc. founder Alexander Fishenko to more than 18 years on the basis that his actions led to “a sophisticated effort to assist Russia’s militarization efforts.“

While he imposed a lesser term, ...