Arms Dealer Fights Terrorism Claim In Iran Export Case

Law360, New York (September 13, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A confessed arms dealer has refuted the U.S. government's claim that a conspiracy to export F-5 fighter jet engines and parts from the U.S. to Iran constitutes an act of terrorism and merits a lengthy prison sentence.

An attorney for Jacques Monsieur, who pled guilty in 2009 to exporting defense articles without having first obtained an export license, argued in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Wednesday that his client's crime did not meet the federal definition of terrorism because the...
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