Chicago man pleads guilty to illegally exporting US technology on orders from Central Bank of Iran

A dual US-Iranian citizen has pleaded guilty in a federal Brooklyn court of conspiring to illegally export US goods, technologies and services to the government of Iran.

Kambiz Attar Kashan, 44 violated the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by obtaining these items from US companies without necessary licensing or approval from the US Treasury Department.

He faces up to 20 years in prison and has already agreed to pay a $50,000 fine.

According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Kashan acted at the direction of a department within the Central Bank of Iran, which is under Treasury Department sanctions over its alleged support for terror.

Kashan was arrested in Chicago last January.

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