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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. CEO of U.S. Metallurgical Company Charged with Illicit Export of Metallic Powder to Iran

    March 8, 2016 International Enforcement Actions The CEO of a New York-based metallurgical company has been arrested on charges of illegally exporting a specialized metallic powder from the United States to Iran, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Ma ...

  4. Canadian-Iranian Businessman Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Ship U.S. Electronics to Iran

    August 3, 2016 International Enforcement Actions Ali Reza Parsa, a businessman with dual Iranian and Canadian citizenship, pleaded guilty in federal court in January 2016 to conspiring to ship U.S.-origin electronic components from the United States to Ir ...

  5. Two Los Angeles-Area Men Arrested in Conspiracy to Export Defense Items to Iran

    November 16, 2016 International Enforcement Actions Two men based in the Los Angeles area were arrested on October 26, 2016 on federal charges related to a conspiracy to export military aircraft parts and other defense items to Iran.  Zavik Zargarian, 52, ...

  6. U.S. Targets Procurement Network Supplying Machine Tools to Iran

    The United States recently exposed a scheme by two individuals to procure export-controlled U.S. and Canadian equipment with nuclear applications on behalf of an end user in Iran. The timing of the conspiracy highlights Iran's continued efforts to ill ...

  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. Extradition of Iranian Engineer, Suspected of Missile-Related Procurement, Moves Forward

    An Iranian engineer alleged by the United States to be supporting Iran's military may soon be extradited from France to the United States. Charges against Rohollahnejad in U.S. federal court relate to his alleged involvement in an attempt to procure U ...

  9. An Iranian Plot to Acquire Carbon Fiber

    The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment last week charging Iranian nationals Ali Reza Shokri, Behzad Pourghannad, and Farzin Faridmanesh with orchestrating the shipment of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran. However, the three Irania ...

  10. 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 ...

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