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  1. Israeli Man Indicted on Charges of Exporting U.S. Defense Articles to Iran

    Israeli citizen Eliyahu Cohen (a.k.a. Eli Cohen) was arrested in Israel on May 12, 2014 on charges of conspiring to export U.S. defense articles without a license. His arrest follows an investigation into a network of entities involved in the illicit expor ...

  2. Israel Intercepts Ship in Red Sea Carrying Iranian Weapons to Gaza

    On March 5, 2014, the Israeli Navy intercepted a ship in the Red Sea that was transporting Iranian arms to the Gaza Strip. The Panamanian-flagged vessel, known as the Klos-C, was carrying 40 M-302 rockets, 120-mm mortar shells, and hundreds of thousands of ...

  3. Dual U.S.-Iranian Citizen Charged with Attempting to Transfer Surface-to-Air Missiles to Iran

    May 15, 2018 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military Update: On March 14, 2018, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Reza Olangian was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised relea ...

  4. Taiwanese Man Charged with in Conspiracy to Export Sensitive Microelectronics to Iran

    April 28, 2015 International Enforcement Actions Military Arthur Shyu, a senior manager of Hosoda Taiwan Co. Ltd., was indicted on April 16, 2015, along with eight other defendants, as part of a procurement network that allegedly supplied at least $24-mil ...

  5. Taiwanese National Conspires with Known Procurement Network to Send U.S.-Origin Dual-Use Electronics to Iran

    November 20, 2015 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military Kunlin Hsieh, a Taiwanese national and sales manager for Junbon Enterprises Co. Ltd. in Taiwan, pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiring to ship U.S.-origin dual-use electronic parts fr ...

  6. Crackdown on Iranian Network Underscores Pattern in Illicit Procurement

    A federal indictment unsealed last month provides the latest illustration of the methods used by Iranian procurement agents to illicitly procure U.S.-origin goods for export to Iran. This case details how Iranian citizen Arash Sepehri conspired with indivi ...

  7. Australian National Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison Over Illicit Shipments of U.S.-origin Aircraft Parts to Iran

    April 15, 2019 International Enforcement Actions Military On March 21, 2019, 57-year-old Australian national David Russell Levick was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to procuring and attempting to procure U.S.-origin aircraft parts ...

  8. Iranian Citizens Indicted for Illicit Procurement and Transshipment of Controlled Technology to Iran

    On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. ext ...

  9. How Freight Forwarders and Front Companies Help Iran Obtain American Technology

    Two recent cases pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice demonstrate how Iranian companies employ an effective combination of American brokers, Middle Eastern front companies and freight forwarders, and bank accounts worldwide to obtain goods from the Un ...

  10. U.S. Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Weapons Seized en Route to Yemen

    For years, Iran has violated the United Nations’ arms embargo on Yemen by smuggling weapons to the Houthis, an Iranian-aligned movement of Yemeni rebels. In November 2019 and February 2020, the U.S. Navy intercepted two of those shipments. ...

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