GUILTY – Man Confesses to BETRAYING America
(ConservativeHub.com) – In a federal court, Kambiz Attar Kashani pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide electronic equipment and technology to Iran on June 28. The dual US-Iran citizen admitted he violated the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Working with others from February 2019 to June 2021, he purposefully used companies based in the United Arab Emirates to bypass US export laws.
Kashani used the companies to obtain products and services from US tech companies. Court filings show he tried to export software subscriptions, power supplies, storage systems, fixed attenuators, and program subscriptions. Under US law, he should have acquired a license or permission from the Foreign Assets Control office.
U.S. Citizen Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Electronic Equipment and Technology to the Government of Iran
Defendant Conspired to Illegally Export U.S. Goods and Technology Without Required Export Licenseshttps://t.co/5TvFMNQbKB
— National Security Division, U.S. Dept of Justice (@DOJNatSec) June 28, 2022
Kashani worked for the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) while running the scheme. The US has the CBI under sanctions because of its designation as a provider of support to terrorist groups. The former governor of the CBI, Valiollah Seif, is currently serving a 10-year sentence following a conviction in 2021 for financial crimes.
When Kashani appears before the court for sentencing, he could receive a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars. Part of his plea included an agreement to pay $50,000 in fines. Kashani didn’t make any comments after entering his plea in the Eastern District Court of New York.
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