Iranian Charged in Export of U.S. Military Antennas

November 20, 2012


Frederic J. Frommer


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.