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Irish firm charged with transferring military parts to Iran

Other News Materials 8 July 2010 05:46 (UTC +04:00)
The US government has charged an Irish firm and two of its executives with illegally exporting US parts for military aircraft to Iran, the Justice Department said Wednesday
Irish firm charged with transferring military parts to Iran

The US government has charged an Irish firm and two of its executives with illegally exporting US parts for military aircraft to Iran, the Justice Department said Wednesday, dpa reported.

The indictment includes 27 counts against Mac Aviation, based in Sligo, Ireland, and two of its executives, Thomas and Sean McGuinn, the Justice Department said. The charges would lead to prison sentences reaching 20 years.

The firm allegedly purchased parts for F-5 fighter aircraft, helicopter engines and other aircraft components from US companies and then selling them to Iran in violation of US sanctions.

The Justice Department said Mac Aviation concealed who they were selling the parts to, and would ship them through a third country to Iran. The transaction began as early as August 2005. dpa mm aw Author: Mike McCarthy

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