Hossein Ali Khoshnevisrad
Monday, March 16, 2009 - Iranian Man and His Company Charged in International Scheme to Supply Iran with Sensitive U.S. Technology
An Iranian citizen and his Tehran business have been charged with purchasing helicopter engines and advanced aerial cameras for fighter bombers from U.S. firms and illegally exporting them to Iran using companies in Malaysia, Ireland and the Netherlands. Among the alleged recipients of these U.S. goods was an Iranian military firm that has since been designated by the United States for being owned or controlled by entities involved in Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program. (1)
Hossein Ali Khoshnevisrad, 55, was described by U.S. officials as a key figure in Iran's vast network of businesses and front companies seeking Western technology for weapons ranging from ballistic missiles to improvised explosive devices.
On May 20, 2010, he was sentenced to 268 months in prison, and ordered deported when he is released, and on August 18, 2014, Hossein Ali Khoshnevisrad, BOP Register Number 12780-111 was successfully treaty transferred to Spain.* (2)
*Amicus secured a Spanish citizenship for Khoshnevisrad and arranged for his treaty transfer to Spain.