A US citizen, Asim Fareed, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to ship items from the US to customers in Iran, and to provide false documentation to the Department of Commerce to hide the identity and location of the customers. The items were to be shipped from the US to the UAE, and from there transhipped to Iran. No shipments were actually delivered to Iran. In the Department of Justice’s press release, Special Agent in Charge Jonathan Carson stated that “providing or causing false statements on export documents and illicit trade with Iran will remain a high priority for the Office of Export Enforcement”.
The guilty plea was part of a plea agreement with the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. No sentencing date has been scheduled.