Iran General News2 enter guilty pleas in computer exports to Iran

2 enter guilty pleas in computer exports to Iran

-

AP: Two businessmen have pleaded guilty in the illegal export of computer equipment to Iran. WASHINGTON (AP) — Two businessmen have pleaded guilty in the illegal export of computer equipment to Iran.

In federal court, Massoud Habibion admitted conspiring with a company in Tehran to export computers through Dubai to Iran without obtaining licenses from the U.S. government. Habibion also admitted selling $4.9 million in computer-related shipments to a company in Dubai, knowing that most of the exports were destined for Iran.

Habibion co-owned Online Micro LLC in Costa Mesa, Calif., along with Mohsen Motamedian, who pleaded guilty to obstruction. The businessmen, both U.S. citizens, told a government witness to lie about whether Iran was the true destination for the goods. The government described shipments between May 2007 and December 2010.

Motamedian faces up to 20 years in prison; Habibion, up to five years.

Latest news

Iranians Don’t Buy Officials’ Publicity Stunts

Studying Iran's rising social situation since the 2009 uprising draws our attention to important achievements. During this period, several nationwide...

Iranian Women Are the Most Affected by Extreme Poverty

Following a gathering of more than 100,000 in Paris on October 17, 1987, to remember the victims of violence,...

One in Three Iranians Live Below the Poverty Line

How much did the minimum intake cover the poverty line in Iran in the 2000s? How much were the...

Future of Iran’s Government at Threat As Crises Worsen

For more than four decades, Iran has had inflation rates in double-digits which have left the country in a...

Iran’s Government Plays Hopscotch With the JCPOA

For about four months, nuclear negotiations over Iran’s nuclear file have been stopped. Meanwhile, with the start of Ebrahim...

FATF Rules for Iranian Government To Remain on Their Blacklist

Following meetings that took place on October 19 – 21, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to...

Must read

US Criticises Iran Over Syria

Iran Focus London, 05 Mar - The White House...

Lembit Opik gets a job on Ahmadinejad’s favourite television station

Daily Telegraph: Unseated at the general election as a...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you