EDITOR’S NOTE: I genuinely do not know how much credence we should give to these FBI allegations, given what we recently learned about how the FBI treated the President of this country and many of his advisors. From the facts we already know, Russia is ten years ahead in missile technology, and they certainly did not get any smuggling help from anyone to achieve this advantage! Why? Because they were the first to send a man into space, and even today, we need their missiles to go to the International Space Station!! The FBI would be well-advised to arrest 90% of the “Swamp” for siphoning off the federal defense budget into their personal accounts and thus prohibiting America’s military and technological progress!! 

But we will wait for more facts for this particular case… We will never forget how the FBI treated George Papadopoulos, an assistant to Donald Trump… Despicable in every way… And so we will not take any new accusations seriously until the real facts are out…




Greek businessman charged with smuggling military tech to Russia in NY

The United States on Tuesday announced charges in five cases involving alleged efforts to steal technology to benefit China, Russia and Iran including a former Apple Inc engineer and a Greek businessman.

The cases detailed at a Justice Department press conference centered on allegations concerning the theft of trade secrets and other technology. Two of the cases involved what US officials called procurement networks created to help Russia’s military and intelligence services obtain sensitive technology.

The five cases were the first announced by a US “strike force” formed in February in part to protect sensitive technologies, though the investigations began before it was created.

“We stand vigilant in enforcing US laws to stop the flow of sensitive technologies to our foreign adversaries,” Matt Olsen, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, told reporters. “We are committed to doing all we can to prevent these advanced tools from falling into the hands of foreign adversaries.”

The former Apple engineer, identified as 35-year-old Weibao Wang, formerly resided in Mountain View, California, and was hired by Apple in 2016, according to an April indictment unsealed on Tuesday.

Prosecutors in New York also charged Greek businessman Nikolaos “Nikos” Bogonikolos, 59, with smuggling US-origin military technologies to Russia while he was operating as a defense contractor for NATO.

Bogonikolos, a Greek national, was arrested in Paris, France on May 9, 2023 and remains in custody pending the resolution of extradition proceedings, the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

“As alleged, while ostensibly operating as a defense contractor for NATO and other ally countries, the defendant and his Aratos Group were double-dealing, helping to fuel Russia’s war effort and their development of next-generation weapons,” United States Attorney Breon Peace said. “Our Office continues to work tirelessly to ensure that disruptive technologies do not fall into the wrong hands.”

“As alleged, Bogonikolos conspired with a network of companies orchestrated by the Russian intelligence services to fraudulently acquire and then smuggle US-origin military and dual-use technologies to aid the Russian defense and security sectors. Bogonikolos procured sensitive equipment meeting NATO specifications designed for tactical battlefield conditions as well as components with applications in space-based and cryptographic communications, on behalf of his Russian intelligence handlers seeking to improve their country’s warfighting capabilities. This case highlights the FBI’s commitment to keeping critical technologies away from America’s adversaries, and dismantling the criminal networks complicit in Russia’s war of aggression,” FBI Assistant Director in Charge Driscoll said.

“As alleged, the defendant and his company not only violated US law, but further assisted Russia’s illegal war of aggression to include the development of disruptive technologies,” said BIS Special Agent-in-Charge Carson.

In a second case related to China, US prosecutors announced charges against Liming Li, 64, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, for allegedly stealing trade secrets from his California-based employers to build his own competing business in China.

Russian nationals Oleg Sergeyevich Patsulya and Vasilii Sergeyevich Besedin were each charged in Arizona for allegedly using their Florida-based company to send aircraft parts to Russian airline companies, while the Commerce Department in a parallel action suspended their export privileges.

In addition, prosecutors in New York announced charges against Xiangjiang Qiao, also known as Joe Hansen, 39, for allegedly using a Chinese company that is the target of American sanctions to provide materials used in the production of weapons of mass destruction to Iran.

Qiao and Wang remain at large in China, while the other four defendants were arrested, US officials said.

Attorneys for Patsulya and Besedin, who were arrested on May 11, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. An attorney for Li did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reuters could not determine who is representing Bogonikolos, Reuters stressed.



Παγκοσμιο σοκ: Σύλληψη πασίγνωστου Ελληνα επιχειρηματία απο το FBI με βαριές κατηγορίες προκαλει νευρική κρίση στο Μαξίμου

Μέγα θέμα προκύπτει μετά τη σύλληψη Έλληνα επιχειρηματία από τις αμερικανικές Αρχές. Μάλιστα τον κατηγορούν πως βοήθησε την Ρωσία να αποκτήσει πλήθος τεχνολογικών μυστικών που σχετίζονται με τους τομείς της κβαντικής πληροφορικής και των πυρηνικών ελέγχων.

Πρόκειται για τον Έλληνα επιχειρηματία Νικόλαο Μπογονικολό, ιδιοκτήτη της Aratos Group, και εναντίον του ασκήθηκε από ομοσπονδιακό δικαστήριο του Μπρούκλιν ποινική δίωξη για συνωμοσία και λαθρεμπόριο!

Σύμφωνα με το κατηγορητήριο των Αμερικανών και την ανακοίνωση του υπουργείου Δικαιοσύνης των ΗΠΑ, φέρεται να συνωμότησε για να αποκτήσει ευαίσθητο τεχνολογικό υλικό που χρησιμοποιείται στον κβαντικό υπολογισμό και τις πυρηνικές δοκιμές για την περαιτέρω αμυντική έρευνα και ανάπτυξη της Ρωσίας.

Το FBI τον συνέλαβε στο Παρίσι στις 9 Μαΐου 2023 και τελεί υπό κράτηση μέχρι να ολοκληρωθεί η διαδικασία έκδοσής του στις ΗΠΑ.

Όπως ανέφερε ο ομοσπονδιακός Εισαγγελέας της Ανατολικής Περιφέρειας της Νέας Υόρκης Μπρέον Πις: «Ενώ φαινομενικά λειτουργούσε ως αμυντικός ανάδοχος για το ΝΑΤΟ και άλλες σύμμαχες χώρες, ο κατηγορούμενος και η Aratos Group είχαν διπλές συναλλαγές, βοηθώντας στην τροφοδότηση της πολεμικής προσπάθειας της Ρωσίας και την ανάπτυξη όπλων επόμενης γενιάς. Το Γραφείο μας συνεχίζει να εργάζεται ακούραστα για να διασφαλίσει ότι οι συγκεκριμένες τεχνολογίες δεν θα πέσουν σε λάθος χέρια».

Ενώ ο υποδιευθυντής του FBI Μάικλ Ντρισκόλ ανέφερε για την σοβαρότατη αυτή υπόθεση ότι: «Ο Μπογονικολός συνωμότησε με ένα δίκτυο εταιρειών με ενορχηστρωτή τις ρωσικές μυστικές υπηρεσίες για να αποκτήσει με δόλιο τρόπο και στη συνέχεια να διακινήσει λαθραία στρατιωτικές τεχνολογίες και τεχνολογίες διπλής χρήσης αμερικανικής προέλευσης για να βοηθήσει τους ρωσικούς τομείς άμυνας και ασφάλειας. Ο Μπογονικολός προμηθεύτηκε ευαίσθητο εξοπλισμό που πληροί τις προδιαγραφές του ΝΑΤΟ και έχει σχεδιαστεί για τακτικές συνθήκες στο πεδίο της μάχης, καθώς και εξαρτήματα με εφαρμογές στις διαστημικές και κρυπτογραφικές επικοινωνίες, για λογαριασμό των Ρώσων πληροφοριοδοτών του, οι οποίοι επεδίωκαν να βελτιώσουν τις πολεμικές δυνατότητες της χώρας τους».


  1. But…what about Hunter Biden? Merrick Garland told the IRS to drop their case against him? All is corrupt with the ABC agencies now.

  2. Nobody can believe a word, that the FBI says (they project lies). That goes for the Biden Administration and it goes for the vast majority of Congress. Therefore and as an American, I have to admit that no one can believe a word the U.S. says not expect them to abide by any treaty…not like they ever have.

    At least Trump had/has credibility.

  3. When US tech companies were relinquishing their IP by moving operations to China, thereby handing China the opportunity to ‘steal’ the technology for semiconductors and other tech now considered critical to US national security, where was the FBI? Where was Congress? I cannot take any of these allegations seriously since we have looked the other way for decades while Americans lost jobs and US-Gov’t funded advancements in tech (which many were – not just the product of 1-2 “geniuses”) were siphoned off and helped to create our most formidable enemy, a wealthy industrialized Communist China. And for what?

  4. Once again you have to question the intelligence of some Greek people and this constant need to help Russia or that Russia is somehow a friend to the Greeks.

    Let me be clear that I despise the corrupt and decadent “West”, so this is not a pro USA comment.

    • Russia is historically connected to the Greeks for over 1000 years. This should explain to you most of what you are asking. In addition to the historical friendship Greece and Russia have for the last 200 years a common geopolitical enemy: Turkey. Does this say anything to you?

    • The Russians did not sit and watch Smyrna burning, did not push the people fleeing to their boats for rescue back to the sea… The Americans, The English, The French and the Italians did. They are worse enemies of ours than the Turks because they despise us both because we are Christians and they aren’t and because we civilized them multiple times… so they have inferiority complex. They cause and pursued the destruction of Constantinople they stopped us (with the help of course of the servile politicians) from liberating Constantinople in 1922… they allowed the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and in general they hate us… and they want us annihilated, either physically, or verbally, or culturally or through massive migration… Their argument has always been the following: You are not Hellenes you are Turks, you are Arabs, you are Slavs… in 50 years they will tell us we are Pakistanis, Syrians, Iranians, Afghanis… etc…


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