14 Jan 2021
Two Iranian nationals living in Ontario have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to export products to Iran in violation of sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
Ameni Yousefi Jam, 33, was arrested in Canada and was scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on Wednesday for extradition proceedings.
Meanwhile, Arash Yousefi Jam was taken into custody by U.S. authorities on Dec. 23. An Iranian resident was also indicted.
In addition to facing charges of violating sanctions on Iran, they were accused of conspiracy to smuggle goods from the U.S., and conspiracy to engage in international money laundering.
The suspects conspired to send electrical components, railroad crankshafts and other items to Iran through the United Arab Emirates, and provided “false and misleading information” about the end uses of the goods, U.S. officials said.
By Stewart Bell , Global News, 12 January 2021
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