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Greenbelt, Maryland – United States District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Eugene Ostrovsky, age 57, of Stamford, Connecticut to a split sentence of 6 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release, the first 6 months of which are to be served on home confinement, for conspiracy to bribe a public official. Judge Chuang also ordered Ostrovsky to pay a $5000 fine.
The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office; and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations John Dupuy of the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector of General.
According to his plea agreement, Ostrovsky was the vice president and 20% owner of a metallurgical research company located in Long Island City, New York. Between August 2014 and May 2015, Ostrovsky and his co conspirators entered into what they believed to be a $3,400,000 Department of Energy ("DOE")-funded research contract. During the course of negotiating that contract, Ostrovsky negotiated the specifics of a bribe to be paid to a public official then working for the Department of Energy. In May 2015, Ostrovsky and the co-conspirators finalized a total of $80,000 in bribe money, to be paid in cash to the DOE employee, in installments over the duration of the contract.
Three other defendants in this and a related scheme Grigory Trosman, age 78, of Damascus, Maryland, Anatoly Samgorodsky, age 65, of Sarasota, Florida, and Anatoly Fedorovsky, age 57, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced. Trosman was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by six months of home-confinement and three years of supervised release. Samgorodsky was sentenced to 18 months, 1 day in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release and Fedorovsky was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release. Samgorodsky was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and $70,000 in restitution; Fedorovsky was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine and was ordered to forfeit $7,000, and Trosman was ordered to pay a $75,000 fine and $469,287 in restitution.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI and the DOE Office of Inspector General for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney David I. Salem, who prosecuted the case.