Briton in Missiles-to-Iran Case Pleads Guilty

November 1, 2012


Juan Carols Llorca


Associated Press

Christopher Tappin, a British businessman,  pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to illegally exporting batteries for Hawk surface-to-air missiles to Iran.  Tappin was indicted in 2007 on charges of conspiracy to illegally export defense articles, aiding and abetting the illegal export of defense articles, and conspiracy to conduct illegal financial transactions.  He was sentenced to 33 months in prison, but will be allowed to serve his sentence in Britain.