Australian Resident and Company Accused of Plot to Export Restricted Military Technology to Iran

February 1, 2012

Publication Type: 

  • International Enforcement Actions


Wisconsin Project Staff

David Levick, a 50-year-old Australian national, and his Sydney-based company ICM Components Inc., have been indicted for conspiring to defraud the United States and for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Arms Export Control Act. Between 2007 and 2008, Levick allegedly arranged for shipment from the United States to Iran, via Australia, of shock mounted light assemblies and precision pressure transducers. Levick also sought U.S.-origin goods, on behalf of an Iranian trading company, which are classified as defense articles by the U.S. government, including VG-34 Series Miniature Vertical Gyroscopes (used to control the pitch and roll of missiles and torpedoes), and K2000 Series Servo Actuators (used for aircraft steering). The indictment was returned in May 16, 2011 and unsealed in October 2011. Levick could face five years in prison for conspiracy, 20 years in prison for each of the four counts of violating IEEPA, and the forfeiture of all proceeds from these violations. Levick remains at large.


[1] "Australian Man and His Firm Indicted in Plot to Export Restricted Military and Other U.S. Technology to Iran," Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, February 29, 2012.

[2] U.S. v. David Levick and ICM Components, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, February 29, 2012.