Iranian Charged in Export of U.S. Military Antennas

November 20, 2012

Author: 

Frederic J. Frommer

Publication: 

Associated Press

Amin Ravan, an Iranian citizen, was arrested by authorities in Malaysia after exporting 55 U.S.-origin military antennas to Singapore and Hong Kong, in violation of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act (AECA).  An indictment in a U.S. District Court in Washington charged Ravan and his Iran-based company with conspiracy to defraud the United States, smuggling, and violating the AECA. The United States is attempting to extradite Ravan to face trial in Washington.