Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning announced Monday a Damascus man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to bribe a public official.
Seventy-eight-year-old Grigory Trosman was formerly employed as a program manager with the United States Department of Energy Germantown, Maryland facility. Trosman had specific duties and influence to DOE programs associated with the United States technological and financial support for nuclear reactors located in Ukraine.
Trosman utilized his influence from 2002 through 2014 to help his co-conspirators and several companies obtain access to contract work and research funding in Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania. In exchange for the favors, Trosman received monies in the form of cash, checks and wire transfers. He also accepted sponsorship for a visa for his wife, which allowed her to travel to and work in the United States. Over the 10-year period, Trosman received about $469,287 in bribes, according to court documents.
Trosman also utilized his government-funded foreign travel to Ukraine to help his co-conspirators companies to obtain financial backing for their foreign operations.
Fifty-seven-year-old Anatoly Fedorovsky of Fair Lawn, New Jersey and 65-year-old Anatoly Samgorodsky of Sarasota, Florida were also named in the case. Those two defendants pleaded guilty and have already been sentenced.