Defendant Omidreza Khademi has pled guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the embargo against Iran and to defraud the United States, arising out of his trafficking in sonar systems, underwater acoustic transducers, laptop computers, and other high technology components. Between 2010 and 2011, the defendant orchestrated export shipments worth over $145,000 in violation of U.S. and international export controls. Significantly, he performed these acts on behalf of two entities that the world community, through the United Nations, has designated and sanctioned as being part of Iran’s nuclear proliferation efforts. Such activities are egregious and implicate both the national security and the foreign policy of the United States. Khademi’s offenses are serious and warrant a significant sentence.
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