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Tag: Arc Electronics

Thousands of Recorded Phone Calls Helped FBI Investigate Sale of Suspicious Electronics to Russia

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 Federal agents investigating a Houston business that is accused of sending microelectronics that can be used for weapons and radar to Russia spied on damning phone calls, the Houston Chronicle reports.

One of the most revealing phone calls that helped the FBI was a phone call between an ARC Electronics manager and college newspaper reporter who inquired about the business’ ability to get around strict export laws.

“We’re lying,” the manager said, according to the Chronicle.

In another call, among thousands recorded by the FBI, a company manager told a Russian employee, “We will be f—–,” if someone found out about the exports, the Chronicle reported.

 

Eight Arrested in Alleged Scheme to Sell Cutting-Edge Military Technology to Russia

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Houston company accused in a scheme to sell high-tech electronics to the Russian military and intelligence agencies told employees to hide information about the technology, the Associated Press reports, citing an FBI agent.

In custody are Arc Electronics Inc. owner Alexander Fishenko and seven employees accused of illicitly selling military technology to Russia since 2008, according to the AP.

The company’s director of procurement, the AP reported, is a Russian immigrant and current U.S. citizen who is considered a flight risk.

A detention hearing is set for Wednesday, the AP reported.