Businessman Wants Probation For Selling Computers To Iran

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 2:21 PM EST) -- A businessman who pled guilty to defrauding the U.S. and to conspiring to export computer equipment to Iran, despite the U.S. embargo on trade with the country, asked a Washington federal court Tuesday for a noncustodial sentence in addition to a $1.25 million forfeiture.

Jeng “Jay” Shih, who admitted that he and his Queens, N.Y.-based company Sunrise Technologies and Trading Corp. had shipped computers to Dubai that were destined for Iran, asked in a sentencing memorandum to avoid incarceration, arguing that a prison term would be...
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