Latvian broker charged in US for exporting aircraft technology to Russia

Maya Lester KC, a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers, specializes in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights, and civil liberties. With a wide-ranging practice, Lester has particular expertise in sanctions.

On the other hand, Oleg Chistyakov, a Latvian citizen, was arrested near Riga, Latvia and charged by the US for various violations including violating the Export Control Reform Act. According to the press release and indictment, Chistyakov allegedly conspired with two US citizens to facilitate the sale of US avionics equipment to customers in Russia. His co-conspirator Cyril Gregory Buyanovsky had already pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy in December 2023.

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