MINNEAPOLIS - A 37-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty to smuggling ammunition from the United States to the Ukraine on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Paul Kalash pleaded guilty to one count of smuggling goods from the United States.
On February 22, 2011, federal agents seized two packages shipped by Kalash to the Ukraine containing a firearm stock and 2,600 rounds of assorted ammunition, officials said.
They said additional packages were seized on March 6 and 10, 2011, each contained 1,700 rounds of ammunition and then again on April 1, 2011. That shipmentcontained 2,850 rounds and 300 9-millimeter shell cases, officials said.
During the investigation, Kalash argued that he was sending the items for the purpose of providing his friend with competition-grade ballistics.
Kalash faces up to 10 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.