On 11 June, Alexander Brazhnikov, of Mountainside, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to smuggling export-controlled electronics from the US to Russia. According to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Brazhnikov was responsible for nearly 2,000 illegal shipments to Russia valued at more than $65 million. Brazhnikov agreed to plead guilty to an information charging him with one count each of conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to submit false or misleading export information, and conspiracy to violate export controls imposed under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). He faces a maximum possible penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine on the money-laundering charge and 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each of the remaining two charges. Brazhnikov is due to be sentenced on 15 September 2015. According to the US Attorney’s Office, Brazhnikov also has agreed to a $65 million forfeiture.