Guilty plea in trying to ship plane to Iran

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Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:30 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Dec 3, 2012 7:30 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: plane, parts, Iran, Hamid Asefi, Behzad "Tony" Karimian

A U.S. citizen who's an airline pilot pleaded guilty along with an Iranian national to trying to illegally ship a plane to Iran. Hamid Asefi and Tony Karimian, who worked as a pilot for Mesaba Airlines, face 40-years in prison. Karimian is a U.S. citizen living in Louiseville but also holds an Iranian passport. The two violated an embargo against Iran by plotting to ship an aircraft and parts in 2009 and 2010.

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