Iran Satellite Charges Against US Man Will Stand, Judge Says

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss charges that an Iranian-born U.S. citizen helped provide satellite technology to Iran, rejecting the man's argument that most of the accusations were time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte denied Nader Modanlo's motion to dismiss 10 of the 12 charges in the case, which accuses him of violating the Iran Trade Embargo by taking part in a conspiracy to sell Russian satellite hardware to Iran in return for million of dollars. The ruling rejected Modanlo's argument that...
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