BLAINE, Wash. – A Canadian man has been sentenced to three half of years in jail in the US for conspiring to ship restricted high-tech items to Iran.
The U.S. Justice Division says Iranian-born Ghobad Ghasempour was arrested in March of final 12 months when he entered the nation at Blaine, Wash., and pleaded responsible earlier this 12 months.
The 38-year-old from Surrey, B.C., was discovered to have used entrance firms in China and a gaggle of co-conspirators to export restricted U.S. expertise to Iran between 2011 and 2017.
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Authorities say the expertise had each navy and non-military makes use of.
The objects included a microscopic tape measure; elements utilized in cellphones and missiles; and thermal imaging cameras utilized in safety programs or navy drones.
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Investigators say the scheme culminated with plans to ship a desk used to calibrate military-grade navigation units, together with missile expertise.