Dual US-Russian citizen was sending technology secrets to Moscow

Today’s smartphones have more complex chips than spacecrafts a few decades ago. The rise of technological advances has made the need for security to be at its highest point. That didn’t stop one exporter from selling $50 million worth of technology to Russia.

Alexander Fishenko is being called a spy, giving his guilty plea the opportunity to earn him 20 years in prison. The 49-year-old founder of a Houston-based technology company has been sending computer chips and other tech equipment for years.

His guilty plea to all counts saves him from trial, but three of his co-conspirators will be going to trial on September 21.

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