Also Known As:
Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
German businessman convicted by the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg in 2013 for violating Germany's Foreign Trade Act and War Weapons Control Act in connection with the export of valves from Germany to Iran; received a three-year suspended sentence and a fine of 106,000 Euros; owner and executive director of company MIT-Weimar in Weimar, Germany, which produced valves for industrial plants; reportedly signed a contract for the export of 256 valves to Iran worth 1.9 million Euros;exported 41 valves produced by MIT-Weimar in October 2010, via Turkey, to Iran's Modern Industries Technique Company, which was responsible for the design, construction, and procurement for the IR-40 heavy water reactor at Arak; reportedly listed a fictitious end user in Azerbaijan for the shipment of valves from Germany to Iran.
Acted as part of a procurement network for Iran's nuclear program that was led by Hossein Tanideh and also included Gholamali Kazemi, Kianzad Kazemi, and Hamid Khouran.
79 years old as of November 2013.