American Disputes Search Warrants In Iranian Satellite Case

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A Maryland man charged with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by conspiring to provide Iran with satellite and hardware technology on Wednesday pressed a federal judge for an evidentiary hearing, arguing that search warrants in the case are invalid.

Nader Modanlo, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, was arrested and charged in June 2010 with violating the act. Five Iranians were also indicted by a grand jury in connection with the alleged scheme, but were not apprehended.

As a result of the conspiracy,...
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