Also Known As:
- Novato, California, United States
- 35 Pamaron Way, Ste A, Novato, CA 94949-6222 (Kesh Air)
- 319 Fairway Drive, Novato, California
(415) 884-9311 (Kesh Air)
Along with Traian Bujduveanu, Kesh Air International Corp., and Orion Aviation Corp., targeted on July 3, 2008 in Miami, Florida by an 11-count federal grand jury indictment alleging violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the United States Iran Embargo, and the Arms Export Control Act; between October 2006 and May 2008, allegedly conspired to export military aircraft parts to Iran by way of the United Arab Emirates without the required U.S. government authorizations.
Allegedly placed orders and purchased military aircraft parts on behalf of customers in Iran from Bujduveanu and Orion Aviation and other U.S. companies; Keshari and Bujduveanu allegedly exported and caused to be exported fitting assemblies and switching assemblies for the AH-1 (Cobra) attack helicopter, harness assemblies and accumulators for the F-14 fighter jet, and diaphragm seals for the CH-53A military helicopter; at least some of the shipments were sent from Orion Aviation to Planet Commercial Brokerage in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, including one addressed to and accepted by Behnam Fattahi.
Keshari was arrested on June 20, 2008; pled guilty on January 26, 2009, along with Kesh Air, to conspiring to illegally export military and commercial aircraft parts to Iran; on May 13, 2009, sentenced to 17 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 criminal monetary penalty.
In addition to forfeiting interest in aircraft parts and cash; Kesh Air was sentenced to 3 years of probation and a $400.00 criminal monetary penalty, in addition to the same forfeiture order.
Owner and president of Kesh Air; naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, on September 1, 1962.