US Pushes For Prison Sentence In Iran Missile Export Case

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors told an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday that a businessman who tried to illegally ship missile components to Iran should spend between 46 and 57 months behind bars, calling the crime "troubling."

In a memorandum to U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, prosecutors said that a prison sentence for Davoud Baniameri, 38, should fall within federal sentencing guidelines despite his July 29 bid for leniency, in which he said his crime was “an aberration in an otherwise responsible life.”

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