Yousef Boushvash

Also Known As: 

Yousef Jafar Boushvash
Pol Nelson
Enrico Lasterra Sanchez
Constantinos Kepas
Yousef Boush Vash

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Exporting Country: 

United Arab Emirates; Thailand


- Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Glasgow International LLC)
- Bangkok, Thailand

Yousef Boushvash

Targeted in a U.S. federal indictment, originally filed on November 20, 2007 in the Southern District of New York and later superseded by a 30-count indictment filed on March 13, 2008, charging him with, between spring 2004 and October 2007, conspiring to export as well as exporting or causing to be exported defense articles designated on the United States Munitions List (USML) from the United States to overseas locations including Dubai, UAE, and Bangkok, Thailand, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), as well as with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, smuggling, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering; defense articles allegedly included military aviation parts for the F-14 military fighter jet and others (including part numbers 1510010200-1, A51E9203-1, 4729-1-00. 10AT328-1; 949728-1-1, a51e9203-3, HL7115-33, 080-037-001, A51H10592-11, 877377, 604900-0003, 1620660-1, 656310, P6-20055, 100941, 9-66512, and 280986-002); the military parts were allegedly intended for export to Iran; allegedly operated Glasgow International LLC in Dubai, U.A.E., which was used to carry out his illegal arms deals.

In related cases, three of Boushvash's U.S. suppliers, Lawrence Davis, Gwendolyn Douglas, and George Frank Myles Jr., pled guilty; pursuant to a provisional U.S. arrest warrant, Boushvash was arrested in Hong Kong on October 29, 2007 by Hong Kong authorities, but released from custody on April 11, 2008 before the scheduled extradition hearing; as of May 2010, listed by Interpol as a wanted suspect; Iranian national born on September 21, 1982 in Teheran, Iran.

Date Entered: 

July 8, 2010

Date Last Modified: 

July 8, 2010