A Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally exporting night vision devices through eBay sales.
Forty-six-year-old David Kelley of Richmond, Texas, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Baltimore.
According to his plea agreement, Kelley ran a business that sold military-style items, including night vision devices, on eBay. Prosecutors say Kelley circumvented regulations which prohibited the unlicensed export of some U.S. munitions, including the night vision devices.
Authorities say in 2011, Kelley agreed to ship a device to a federal agent in Baltimore posing as a buyer from New Zealand. Prosecutors say Kelley demanded additional payment for risking prosecution for violating the regulation.