Skip to comments.Reston (VA) Man Sentenced for Exporting Unlicensed High-Tech Goods to Iran
Posted on 06/15/2014 7:46:47 PM PDT by Larry381
ALEXANDRIA, VAVahid Hosseini, 62, of Reston, Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for exporting various high-tech unlicensed goods to Iran, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and for laundering money wired to him from multiple overseas accounts. Hosseini agreed to forfeit $50,000 as part of his guilty plea in this case. Hosseini pleaded guilty on March 6, 2014. According to court documents, from at least as early as January 2008 to July 2013, Hosseini operated a business known as Sabern Instruments from his residence in Reston. Through this business, Hosseini procured over $250,000 worth of goods from over 60 American manufacturers, which he then repackaged and shipped to entities in Iran. The list of high-tech goods included tachometers, power supply instruments, high-temperature probes, ammonia test tubes, valves,and machinery parts, all of which are used in a variety of commercial applications, including power plants. Some of the items Hosseini sent to Iran were found to be capable of adding value to a nuclear weapons program and to other nuclear related applications and research areas.
Hosseini routed his shipments through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an attempt to disguise the fact that the items were destined for Iran. Such exports are prohibited without a license issued by the Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets Control. In a related money laundering scheme, Hosseini had over $700,000 wired into his company business account from entities in Iran and the UAE, much of which was derived from his illegal export business
He should know better.
You have to pay off the right congressman to get a waiver first.
I knew by the headline. Who'da thunk?
I used top live in WDC. The area is replete with moozlums...many of them “working” for the government. Makes you wonder...
where was he born?
Two years? How about a bullet to his head? NoVa is infested with these Muslim scum. They have a real immigration problem.
Did they mention “maraging steel”?
hussein and val jal are bringing in all their buddies.
What then should the POS get for sending arms to Al Queda in Syria?
I live in the next town over, and with all the high tech government contractors here and the high number of immigrants, I’d be surprised if there WEREN’T a lot of spies here.