The Department of Justice reports that a citizen of Iran has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to export controlled U.S. goods and technology to Iran. According to a DOJ press release, this man and others conspired to obtain high-resolution sonar equipment, data input boards, rugged laptops, acoustic transducers, and other controlled technology without obtaining proper licenses and in violation of economic sanctions. They also sought to evade legal controls through a variety of means, including the use of a variety of aliases, United Arab Emirates-based front companies, and an intermediary shipping company based in Hong Kong.

The conspiracy charge is a felony punishable by a statutory maximum of five years in prison and potential financial penalties. The actual sentence, which is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2019, will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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