Iranian Gets 5 Years For Weapons Trafficking

Law360, New York (December 15, 2009, 3:09 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sentenced Iranian arms procurement agent Amir Hossein Ardebili to five years in prison for illegally purchasing and exporting to Iran a number of dual-use military items including gyro censors, phase shifters and aircraft computers.

Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet entered the criminal judgment against Ardebili on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, sentencing him to five years in prison for violations of the Arms Export Control Act and International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

An attorney for Ardebili,...
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