Iran UN Consultant Gets 3 Months For Tax, Sanctions Crimes

By Jack Newsham (February 2, 2018, 10:06 PM EST) -- A researcher for Iran's mission to the United Nations who copped to tax evasion and sanctions violations was sentenced by a Brooklyn federal judge to three months in prison on Friday after he testified at length to rebut prosecutors' insinuations that he worked for Iranian intelligence.

Ahmad Sheikhzadeh, 61, a U.S. citizen who was hit with seven counts in early 2016 and took a plea deal that November, faced a sentence in the four- to five-year range under sentencing guidelines, and the government pushed for longer. Sentencing was delayed after the U.S. filed a lengthy memo in June that accused him...

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