From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An Iranian-born businessman illegally smuggled equipment to support the Iranian nuclear missile program, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Mohammad Farahbakhsh, 43, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen living in Los Angeles, was arraigned in U.S. District Court Tuesday on charges that he sent pressure sensors and other equipment from Stamford to the United Arab Emirates, where they were to be shipped to Iran.
His four-page indictment does not mention the nuclear program, but federal agents recently raided Farahbakhshs homes in Los Angeles and in Cambridge, Iowa, where they discovered computer files showing deliveries to a company involved in Iran’s nuclear missile program, prosecutors said.
The company, the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, has twice been hit with U.S. sanctions for its role in developing missile technology.