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News code: 25015
Published Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 - 12:43:47
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US court sentences Iranian-American to 25 years in prison

US court sentences Iranian-American to 25 years in prison
IRAN  - A dual citizen of Iran and the United States has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to violate US sanctions.

Reza Olangian, of Los Gatos, California, was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday. A jury convicted him in 2016 of charges including conspiring to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles.

Olangian was arrested in Estonia in 2012 and then extradited to the U.S.

Prosecutors say the 57-year-old had arranged to buy the missiles from a Drug Enforcement Administration informant posing as a Russian arms dealer. They say the deal involved 10 missiles, but that Olangian ultimately wanted to acquire at least 200.

Olangian's lawyer says he will appeal.

News Code: 25015
Published Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 - 12:43:47
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