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Man indicted for illegally exporting firearm parts

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Viacheslav Zhukov, 33, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah for his role in illegally exporting firearm parts from Savannah to others in Russia.

The indictment alleges that Zhukov, a Russian citizen and lawful permanent resident of the United States living in Savannah, mailed multiple packages containing firearm magnifier scopes to Russia without obtaining an export license from the United States Department of Commerce.

Various firearm magnifier scopes are controlled under the Export Administration Regulations for crime control purposes and require a license from the United States Department of Commerce to export to Russia.

The indictment further alleges that Zhukov misrepresented the contents of packages he mailed to Russia on the customs declarations forms presented to the United States Postal Service.

Zhukov was ordered detained pending trial.

If convicted on all counts, Zhukov faces a 25 year maximum prison sentence.

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