November 13, 2018

Money laundering conviction in California munitions export case

Naum Morgovsky, a California business owner, pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i) and (2)(A).  The money laundering charges stemmed from Morgovsky’s illegal export of night vision devices to Russia.  He and his wife were also charged with conspiracy to violate the Armed Export Control Act and other offenses.  Morgovsky was sentenced to 108 months in prison, while his wife, Irina Morgovsky, was sentenced to 18 months. Morgovsky was also required to pay a $1 million fine and to forfeit over $200,000 and several night vision devices.

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