Canadian man imprisoned for US sanctions violations

A Canadian man has been sentenced in the US to 3 years in prison for violating US sanctions on Iran. Ali Reza Parsa pleaded guilty to shipping high-tech electronics from the US, via a Canadian front company, to Iran between 2009 and 2015, where they had “both commercial and military uses”, including “in the production of rockets and missiles”. Parsa is said to have provided US suppliers with false destination and end-user information in order to conceal the fact that the transactions breached US sanctions, and to have continued his operations using suppliers outside of the US while incarcerated. The US Department of Justice’s press release is here.

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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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