Businessman To Appeal Sentence For Iran Missile Plot

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A businessman sentenced to 51 months in prison for trying to illegally ship missile parts to Iran moved to appeal that decision Tuesday, arguing that the Illinois federal judge's penalty was excessive.

Davoud Baniameri, 38, lodged a notice of appeal challenging U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan's Aug. 12 decision to sentence him in the middle of sentencing guidelines for a crime the judge called "extremely serious."

Baniameri — who pled guilty to two charges of conspiring to export goods and technology to Iran without a license...
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