Brit Gets 33 Months In Iran Missile Part Export Scheme

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Texas slapped a retired British businessman with a 33-month prison sentence Wednesday for helping an attempt to ship batteries used in surface-to-air missiles to Iran, marking the third defendant to face prison time in connection with the alleged scheme. 

In addition to the prison time, U.S. District Judge Judge David Briones ordered Christopher Harold Tappin to pay a $11,357.14 fine and spend three years on supervised release after finishing his incarceration.

The zinc/silver oxide reserve batteries at issue are used in Hawk...
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