Armed Leader Of Fentanyl And Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced To 40 Years In Federal Prison
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the arrest of Ihor Radionov (51, Alpharetta, Georgia) pursuant to an indictment charging him with conspiracy and smuggling goods out of the United States in violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. If convicted on all counts, Radionov faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. On October 26, 2020, Radionov made his first appearance in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to the indictment, between 2014 and 2020, Radionov, co-conspirator Vladimir Volgaev, and a co-conspirator residing in Ukraine, conspired to export defense articles out of the United States, including gun barrels and slides, without a license or prior written approval from the United States Department of State.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carlton C. Gammons and Trial Attorney David Lim of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.