Prison Sentence for Facilitating Illegal Exports to Iran
The Department of Justice reports that an Iranian man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his participation in the illegal export of sensitive military-use technology to Iran. From 2009 through December 2015 this man was a part-time employee of a Malaysian company that operated as a front for an Iran-based company specializing in both broadcast communications and microwave communications. To help the Malaysian company unlawfully acquire sensitive export-controlled technology from the U.S. on behalf of the Iranian company, the man and his co-conspirators concealed the ultimate destination and end-users through false statements, unlawful financial transactions, and other means. For example, when the goods were received by the Malaysian company, the man repackaged and exported them to Iran.