6th Circ. OKs Conviction In $9.5M Iraq Telecom Deal Case

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday upheld the conviction of a Michigan mobile services sales director for negotiating a $9.5 million telecommunications and navigation equipment deal with Iraq in violation of an embargo.

Dawn Hanna didn't deserve a new trial because the exclusion of a defense witness was harmless and allegations that the government's search warrants went too far weren't persuasive, according to a unanimous three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit. A Michigan federal court had found Hanna guilty of arranging a $9.5 million transaction for several shipments of cellular network equipment to be shipped to Iraq.

"The search was broad enough...

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