Two Belgians Sold Aircraft Parts to Iran

May 17, 2011

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San Diego Union-Tribune

A San Diego federal grand jury indicted two Belgians, Willy A.E. De Greef, 70, and Frederic Roland Nicholas Depelchin, 39, for obtaining aircraft and helicopter parts from U.S. suppliers and transferring them to Iran. The parts were allegedly purchased through two Belgium-based companies, Meca Airway Ltd. and Meca Overseas Airways Ltd., which De Greef and Depelchin co-owned. De Greef was arrested in London, but Depelchin is still at large.