No Bail For Briton In Iran Missile Part Trading Case

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 9:49 PM EST) -- A British businessman charged in connection with an alleged scheme to ship missile parts to Iran was denied bail Monday by a Texas federal magistrate judge who deemed him a flight risk, federal officials said.

The businessman — Christopher Tappin, 65, of Orpington, England — arrived in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 24 after having been extradited from the U.K., according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Prosecutors allege Tappin conspired between Dec. 13, 2005, and Jan. 25, 2007, to export zinc/silver oxide reserve batteries, a...
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