US citizen pleads guilty to conspiring to violate US Iran sanctions

Mehdi Hashemi, an Iranian/American dual national, has pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles District Court to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by shipping prohibited machinery from the US to Iran. The indictment states that Mr Hashemi received shipments from Canada and the US of computer numerical control machines, which can be used to process raw …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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