Friday, May 11, 2007

US citizen sentenced for smuggling F-14 parts to Iran

Iranian born US citizen of course...looks like treason is only good for 2 years at Club Fed these days. I plan to write my congressman and question the trivial length of the sentence. I suggest you do the same.

US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
SANTA ANA, Calif. - An Iranian-born United States citizen was sentenced here yesterday in U.S. District Court to two years in prison and six months of home confinement for illegally exporting U.S. military aircraft parts to Iran via associates in Germany and the United Arab Emirates[...]

[...]In January 2006, agents intercepted and seized maintenance kits specifically designed for the F-14 "Tomcat" aircraft that Tabib, along with his wife, Terri Repic-Tabib, had sent to Iran via Germany. Agents arrested the couple at their Irvine residence in February 2006. A search of the Tabibs' home led to the seizure of 13,000 more aircraft parts worth an estimated $540,000.

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