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Fraud Conspiracy: Exports to Iran

May 23rd, 2016, Posted in News

5 individuals and their companies have been indicted as part of a conspiracy to defraud the United States that have been accused of causing thousands of radio frequency devices to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran. More than 15 were found in improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq. IED’s have been responsible for killing thousands in the war and leaving many more injured. The conspirators are also charged in a fraud conspiracy involving exportation of military antennas to Asia, specifically in Singapore & Hong Kong.

Authorities in Singapore arrested Wong Yuh Lan, Lim Kow Seng, Lim Yong Nam, and Hia Soo Gan Benson in connection with the United States’ request for extradition. The U.S. is seeking their trial in Washington D.C. The last defendant, Hossein Larijani, a citizen and resident of Iran, remains uncaptured and wanted for questioning. He is currently a denied trade party and restricted party.