Pa. Machine Co. Charged With Smuggling Goods To Iran

Law360, New York (April 23, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania precision machine manufacturer and its CEO face criminal charges in connection to an alleged conspiracy to export to Iran machinery used to make automobile and aircraft parts in violation of U.S. export regulations, the U.S Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Hetran Inc. and its CEO Helmut Oertmann allegedly conspired with employees from companies in Iran and the United Arab Emirates to ship a $800,000 bar peeling machine to Dubai and then smuggle it into Iran, in violation of export reporting requirements that could result...
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