Background

The Department of Justice reports that a U.S. man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for exporting gas and oil pipeline parts to Iran for more than a decade in deliberate violation of a U.S. embargo and trade sanction against that country.

According to the DOJ, the man purchased a computer parts supplier in Ohio that had no storefront, made no domestic sales, and seldom exported computer parts. Instead, it primarily exported industrial equipment to an intermediary company in the United Arab Emirates for further exportation to Iran.

This case highlights the importance of due diligence in evaluating potential export partners. For more information, please contact export compliance attorney Kristine Pirnia.

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