Exporter Gets 2 Years For Plot To Sell Jet Engines To Iran

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday handed down a two-year prison sentence to a man who was indicted earlier this year for working with others to export fighter jet engines to Iran in violation of a U.S. embargo.

U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan gave Diego M. Echeverri a 24-month prison term for conspiring with his sister and two others to sell 22 aircraft engines to the Iranian government.

“There is a need for a sentence of incarceration based both on this defendant's history and the nature...
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