Christopher Harold Tappin
In January 2013, a federal judge sentenced British businessman Christopher Tappin to nearly four years in prison for trying to buy surface-to-air missile parts from undercover U.S. agents to resell to Iran.
In 2006, Tappin associate Robert Gibson contacted a company set up by undercover U.S. agents to buy batteries for surface-to-air missiles.
U.S. authorities alleged Tappin provided undercover agents with false documents to deceive authorities and circumvent the requirement for the batteries to be licensed by the U.S. government before being exported. (1)
Christopher Harold Tappin BOP Register Number 90763-280 was successfully treaty transferred back to the UK on September 26, 2013. (2)