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US charges Hong Kong based-Russian with smuggling military technology to Russia
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US charges Hong Kong based-Russian with smuggling military technology to Russia

An American flag waves outside the U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File photo Acquire Licensing RightsNEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A Russian man who has lived in Hong Kong has been taken into U.S. custody and charged with smuggling large quantities of American-made, military-grade microelectronics to Russia, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.Maxim Marchenko, 51, and two unnamed Russian co-conspirators were accused of using his shell companies to conceal the fraudulent procurement of so-called OLED micro-displays.The case was coordinated through the Justice Department's Task Force KleptoCapture, which was created to enforce sanctions, export restrictions and other measures in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine....