Woman Admits Role in Smuggling Airplane Parts to Iran

(Morristown [NJ] Daily Record) William Westhoven - Joyce Eliabachus, 52, of Morristown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring with an Iranian national to smuggle thousands of airplane components - worth $2 million - to Iran. The ringleader of the network, Iranian Peyman Amiri Larijani, 33, was also charged. "For over two years, Eliabachus illegally engaged in aircraft component sales to Iran, a nation listed by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism," said Brian Michael, a Homeland Security special agent. The two facilitated at least 49 shipments containing 23,554 aircraft parts between May 2015 and October 2017. Eliabachus admitted she repackaged and shipped the components to companies in the UAE and Turkey, where Larijani and other Iranian conspirators directed them to locations in Iran.

2019-06-13 00:00:00

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