Businessman Admits To Role In Iran Missile Export Plot

Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A British businessman faces up to 33 months in prison after pleading guilty in Texas federal court Thursday to conspiring to export missile parts to Iran.

Christopher Tappin, 66, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge David Briones, admitting that he aided and abetted in the illegal export of defense articles when he conspired to ship batteries used in Hawk air-defense missiles to Iran.

“Mr. Tappin stated under oath that he was guilty of aiding the attempted export to Iran of sensitive military equipment,” U.S....
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