The “Toronto man” in question is Mahmoud Yadegari, “a Toronto businessman in his mid-30s.” He was born in Iran and is a Canadian citizen. But might this be an indication that his loyalties lie more with the country of his birth than with his adopted land?
“Toronto man accused in Iran nuclear plot,” from the Canadian Press, April 17 (thanks to Josephine):
A Toronto man is facing numerous charges after allegedly trying to send nuclear technology to Iran, a country under intense international pressure to curtail its nuclear ambitions, police said Friday.
The RCMP, through a joint investigation with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, allege the man tried to procure and export pressure transducers, which are used in the production of enriched uranium.
At a news conference Friday, police said the man was attempting to move the transducers from Boston to Toronto and onto Dubai, with Iran as the final destination.
The transducers have a legitimate commercial use, the RCMP said, but can also be used for military purposes….
Mahmoud Yadegari, who police said is a Toronto businessman in his mid-30s, is charged under the Customs Act and Export Import Permits Act, and is also accused of violating U.N. sanctions on Iran.
Police said Yadegari was born in Iran and is a Canadian citizen….
It’s alleged he took steps to conceal the identification of the transducers so he could export them overseas without export permits….