Exporter Caught by Customs Trying to Send Military Components to Iran

July 12, 2005

Note: This is a historical press notice which was originally published on the previous Department for Business website. The notice was originally published on 12 July 2005. Since this date the legislation has been amended. For details of all current legislation and guidance you should consult the export control pages on the Businesslink website.

A company director who pleaded guilty to trying to export military components to Iran has been ordered to pay nearly £70,000 by Southwark Crown Court on 24 June 2005 and given an 18 month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years.

Soroosh Homayouni, a director of Multicore Ltd, was found guilty on all 12 charges brought against him. He was banned from being a company director for 10 years and the £70,000 - the amount of money he would have benefited had the exports gone ahead - will have to be paid by this Christmas Eve 2005 otherwise Mr Homayouni be given an additional prison sentence of 18 months.