Columbus Man Gets 20-Month Sentence for Aiding Iranians

October 24, 2019

Author: 

Marc Kovac

Publication: 

The Columbus Dispatch

Related Country: 

  • Ireland
  • United Arab Emirates

A U.S. national in Ohio was sentenced to 20 months in prison for supplying oil and gas equipment to Iran in violation of sanctions. Behrooz Behroozian, 64, used a Dublin computer parts business to export manifolds, valves, and connectors used in industrial gas and oil pipelines to Iran via the United Arab Emirates for more than a dozen years. Behroozian, who was born in Iran and moved to the United States in 1976, was charged in 2016 and admitted to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).