Russian Charged in Procurement Scheme

Posted 3/2/23

Ilya Balakaev, 47, of Moscow, was charged In the Eastern District of New York with various offenses related to a years-long scheme to illegally smuggle sensitive devices used in counterintelligence operations from the United States to Russia for the benefit of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the principal intelligence and security agency of the Russian government.

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