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Arizona resident arrested on international financial charges involved Iran
Associated Press ^ | 10/5/01 9:23 PM | SCOTT THOMSEN

Posted on 10/05/2001 9:06:50 PM PDT by grimalkin

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:36:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PHOENIX (AP) -- An Iranian citizen living in Scottsdale was arrested Friday on charges that he violated federal financial sanctions against Iran.

A 234-count indictment handed up Sept. 13 in Phoenix accuses Eskandar Khamooshpour of transferring more than $16 million in and out of Iran since January 1997.


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1 posted on 10/05/2001 9:06:50 PM PDT by grimalkin
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To: grimalkin
And Kuwait and the UAE are just shocked, I tell you!
2 posted on 10/05/2001 9:15:22 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: grimalkin
Here's an interesting link.

Arizona IRANIAN money laundering service.
Note same last name...

Click Here

3 posted on 10/05/2001 9:46:47 PM PDT by XGMan
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To: grimalkin
This has been going on since 1997, right? Well then, I guess we get to blame this on Clinton and Reno - again! Just one more irresponsible action!
5 posted on 10/05/2001 10:56:48 PM PDT by Sueann
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To: grimalkin
A 234-count indictment...

I hate it when that happens!!

6 posted on 10/05/2001 10:59:18 PM PDT by Hillary 666
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To: XGMan
Arizona IRANIAN money laundering service.
Note same last name...

You have a calling in US intelligence!

7 posted on 10/05/2001 11:40:08 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: grimalkin
hang the f@#k-------------

any comment's Jim bob?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

8 posted on 10/05/2001 11:45:00 PM PDT by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: XGMan
Re: Your Post#3:

I wonder if the CIA, FBI, DIA, and Home Security have that information. Hmmm.....

9 posted on 10/05/2001 11:54:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: XGMan
Wasn't Sammy "the Bull" Gravano involved with the Iranians in an Ecstasy ring?
I am beginning to see where that Ayn Rand Institute guy was coming from when he said Iran is the key to the whole mess and we should make it our first target.
10 posted on 10/06/2001 12:08:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hillary 666
234 Counts - It's amazing how the "counts" can continue to rack up unabated until something big happens for the general public takes notice. It would appear that nobody cared about the illegal activity until Sept. 11 now, wouldn't it?
11 posted on 10/06/2001 12:13:01 AM PDT by bluefish
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To: grimalkin
The first 46 counts of the indictment allege that Khamooshpour, using various aliases and business names, shipped the money through Kuwait and the United Arab Emirate. The maximum penalty for each count is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Horror! Fear him! He transferred bits of digital data.

12 posted on 10/06/2001 12:21:31 AM PDT by Demidog
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To: Demidog
It is what the bits of digital data wind up financing that should be feared. A picture is made up of a million pixels. You can trivialize the picture by saying one of the pixels is meaningless, but so is your point.
13 posted on 10/06/2001 12:59:53 AM PDT by bluefish
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To: Demidog; Deb; CWOJackson; Roscoe; Kevin Curry
The Horror! Fear him! He transferred bits of digital data.

Oh, the horror! A soulless collection of random chemicals has been thrown into a quadrant of columnar ferric molecules for transferring ones and zeros electronically! One supposes even a musical nihilist would do a lot of silly, illegal, immoral, and traitorous things for a stream of those ones and zeros. Funny how moral-relativists seem to think what they believe is right and wrong is sooo important for others to hear about. LOL!

14 posted on 10/06/2001 1:11:57 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: bluefish
The only crime that they can pin on him is transfering HIS OWN money into a Kuwaiti bank and then to Iran (or so they say).
15 posted on 10/06/2001 3:25:18 AM PDT by Demidog
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To: Cultural Jihad
A soulless collection of random chemicals has been thrown into a quadrant of columnar ferric molecules for transferring ones and zeros electronically!

:)

Obfuscation is the natural language of libertarianism.

16 posted on 10/06/2001 3:27:43 AM PDT by Roscoe
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To: grimalkin
The party's over ...... I hope!
17 posted on 10/06/2001 4:53:51 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: bluefish
"...It is what the bits of digital data wind up financing that should be feared. A picture is made up of a million pixels. You can trivialize the picture by saying one of the pixels is meaningless, but so is your point...

Excellent analogy. You real drove theat point home!

18 posted on 10/06/2001 5:32:35 AM PDT by albee
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To: albee; bluefish
Your pixel example reminds me of the graphic found at #14 on the following thread: http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a3ba541896778.htm
19 posted on 10/06/2001 7:04:35 AM PDT by G-Rated
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To: Demidog Roscoe Albee
The only crime that they can pin on him is transfering HIS OWN money into a Kuwaiti bank and then to Iran (or so they say).

Gee, you've progressed from a harmless movement of "bits of digital data" to a probable "illegal transfer of real, actual cash." Keep thinking real hard now demidog, you are almost there! (Hint: Start with where the money is going).

20 posted on 10/06/2001 11:18:56 AM PDT by bluefish
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To: bluefish demidog
By the way, it wasn't just "HIS OWN" money. Did you bother to read his ad that someone else posted? (Assuming that it was his actual ad - which I haven't bothered to verify).

Looked more to me like he is transferring money for other folks - that's his business. Now let's see, how did Atta and all those guys manage to move money around to finance their little operation? Would seem that an Iranian terrorist would need a little help in the financial world, since it is illegal to move money to Iran now, isn't it?

21 posted on 10/06/2001 11:23:39 AM PDT by bluefish
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To: bluefish
It would appear that nobody cared about the illegal activity until Sept. 11 now, wouldn't it?

Yep, I can't argue with that.

22 posted on 10/06/2001 6:39:24 PM PDT by Hillary 666
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