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Maryland Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Conspiring With Iran

A man living in Potomac, Md. will spend eight years in prison for illegally conspiring with Iran.

Fifty-three-year old Nader Modanlo is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Iran. According to evidence presented at trial, he was a mechanical engineer who received science and engineering degrees from George Washington University.

Modanlo was convicted of money laundering, obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings, and conspiring to illegally provide satelite-related services to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Power Act and Iran Trade Embargo. Authorities say, as a result of the conspiracy, an Iranian earth observation satellite equipped with a camera was launched into space from Russia in 2005.

Mondanlu has been sentenced to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and he was ordered to forfeit 10 million dollars.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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