Individuals, Companies Charged for Supplying Iran with Military Components

June 23, 2011

Publication: 

Wall Street Journal

Related Country: 

  • France
  • United Arab Emirates

Seven individuals and five corporate entities were indicted in the U.S. state of Georgia for allegedly conspiring to illegally export military equipment to Iran. The twelve defendants, based in the United States, France, the United Arab Emirates and Iran, are alleged to have conspired to export parts for the Bell AH-1 attack helicopter, the UH-1 Huey attack helicopter, as well as the F-5 and F-4 fighter jets, without the required U.S. export licenses. Defendants Hamid Seifi, Galaxy Aviation, Michael Edward Todd and The Parts Guys have pleaded guilty to the charges; the remaining defendants are still at large.