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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Friday, March 29, 2024 | Media Contact: [email protected]

Latvian Broker Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Advanced U.S. Aircraft Technology to Russia

In a superseding indictment returned by a grand jury, a citizen of the Republic of Latvia is charged with crimes related to a years-long conspiracy to sell sophisticated avionics equipment to Russian companies, in violation of U.S. export laws. The defendant is the third to be arrested and charged in connection with the conspiracy led by a Kansas company and two U.S. nationals.