Businessman Seeks Leniency In Iran Missile Export Case

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A businessman who confessed to trying to export missile components and radio test sets to Iran without a license asked an Illinois judge on Thursday to depart from sentencing guidelines and award a lenient sentence that would match punishments for similar crimes.

Davoud Baniameri, 38, asked U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan to issue a lighter sentence than the 46 to 57 months called for under federal sentencing guidelines, saying his crime was “an aberration in an otherwise responsible life.”

An Iranian-born resident of California, Baniameri copped...
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