CANADIAN SENTENCED TO 3+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO EXPORT RESTRICTED GOODS AND TECHNOLOGY TO IRAN

The US DoJ on 22 August issued a news release saying that Ghobad Ghasempour, 38, a Canadian national, was sentenced to 42 months in prison for conspiracy to unlawfully export US goods to Iran.  He was arrested in March 2017. Ghasempour exported a thin film measurement system, manufactured by a California company, that is essentially a microscopic tape measure for liquid coatings and parts that are used in cell phones and missiles; he attempted to export an inertial guidance system test table, manufactured by a North Dakota company, used to test the accuracy of gyroscopes that assist in flying commercial and military airplanes; and the conspirators exported two types of thermal imaging cameras, manufactured by an Oregon company, that can be used in commercial security systems and military drones.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/canadian-sentenced-3-years-prison-conspiracy-export-restricted-goods-and-technology-iran

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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