Three convicted of smuggling tech to Russia


Three employees of a Houston-based company on Monday became the last of eight conspirators convicted of illegally exporting sensitive electronics to Russia.

Alexander Posobilov, Shavkat Abdullaev and Anastasia Diatlova of Arc Electronics Inc., each face up to 25 years in prison. Posobilov, who was the company's procurement director, could get up to an additional 20 years on money laundering charges. Abdullaev was the company's shipping manager and Diatlova was a saleswoman.

Their former boss, owner Alexander Fishenko, admitted to acting as an agent of the Russian government, conspiring to illegally export microelectronics to Russia, money laundering and obstructing justice shortly before the month-long trial began.