Iranian Scientist Gets 4 Years For Trade Violations

Law360, New York (January 13, 2010, 2:37 PM EST) -- A federal grand jury has sentenced an Iranian-American chemical engineer to four years in prison and five years of supervised release for fraud and conspiracy in connection with illegal payments to Iranian businesses and institutions in violation of U.S. trade sanctions against the country.

Dr. Ali Amirnazmi appealed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s judgment against him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Tuesday. The district court handed down the sentence Monday, which also included nearly $100,000 in...
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