A dual citizen of the United States and Iran pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally export U.S. goods, technology, and services to end-users in Iran, including the Government of Iran, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
According to court documents, Kambiz Attar Kashani, 44, and his co-conspirators, using two United Arab Emirates companies, evaded U.S. export laws between February 2019 and June 2021 by procuring electronic goods, technology, and services from U.S. technology companies for the end-users in Iran without obtaining required licenses or other authorization from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Kashani acted in the direction of an arm of the Central Bank of Iran. The bank has been designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support to known terrorist organizations.
Kashani faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and he has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine, in addition to any forfeiture owed.