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International Enforcement Actions
July 30, 2012
California resident and Iranian national Davoud Baniameri pleaded guilty on May 31, 2011 in U.S. District Court to attempting to illegally export to Iran 10 connector adapters for the TOW and TOW2 missile systems in 2009. He was sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment on August 12, 2011. One of Baniameri’s two co-defendants, Andro Telemi, pleaded...
International Enforcement Actions
July 1, 2012
Parviz Khaki, a 43 year old citizen of Iran, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, were indicted on July 12, 2012 for allegedly participating in a conspiracy between October 2008 and January 2011 to export to Iran U.S.-origin items used to construct gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment, without obtaining the required licenses. Khaki and Yi...
International Enforcement Actions
June 21, 2012
Richard Phillips was sentenced to 92 months in prison on June 21, 2012 after pleading guilty to attempting to export carbon fiber from the United States to Iran without obtaining the required license, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). In October 2011, Phillips agreed to export a spool of aerospace-grade...
International Enforcement Actions
April 15, 2012
Nigeria intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran on July 15, 2010, when they were unloaded in Tin Can Port, Lagos. The weapons, dispatched by Behineh Trading Co. of Tehran in violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1747, included 240 tons of ammunition (107mm rockets; 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortar shells; grenades; and rounds of...
International Enforcement Actions
February 7, 2012
New York resident, Jeng "Jay" Shih, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and his company, Sunrise Technologies and Trading Corporation, was sentenced to 24 months’ corporate probation on February 17, 2012, after having pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court the previous October to conspiring to illegally export U.S.-origin computers to Iran....
International Enforcement Actions
February 1, 2012
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...
International Enforcement Actions
October 1, 2011
Five individuals and four companies were indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud the United States, smuggling, illegally exporting U.S. goods, including defense articles, to Iran, making false statements, and obstruction of justice. According to the indictment, between June 2007 and February 2008, the defendants fraudulently purchased 6,000...
International Enforcement Actions
July 30, 2011
Three men were charged in January 2010 connection with a conspiracy involving the illegal exportation and smuggling of specialized vacuum pump equipment with nuclear applications from the United States to Iran. Jirair Avanessian, an Iranian-born chemical engineer living in Glendale, California, where he owned and operated an import-export company...
International Enforcement Actions
June 1, 2011
The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and 15 affiliates were indicted in New York state court for illegally funneling more than $60 million through the American banking system since 2008. IRISL and its co-defendants were allegedly able to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iran by falsifying records and transacting through shell...
International Enforcement Actions
May 26, 2011
Spanish police seized 9 U.S.-made Bell-112 military transport helicopters and aviation spare parts, and arrested 5 Spanish businessmen suspected of attempting to illegally export the seized materials to Iran. The police also arrested three Iranians accused of traveling to Spain to negotiate their purchase. Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez...

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