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.
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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.