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Man Plotted To Sell Arms To Iranian Opponents

From an outraged Associated Press:

US man pleads guilty in plot to sells arms to Ahmadinejad opponents

Aug 30, 2007

An Iranian-born California man pleaded guilty to a scheme to buy submachine guns and sell them to Iranian government officials opposed to the country’s president, court records show.

Under the plea agreement reached this week, Seyed Mostafa Maghloubi, a US citizen, acknowledged that he attempted to obtain night vision goggles and as many as 100,000 Uzis for shipment to Iran, in violation of US laws.

Maghloubi, 49 was the subject of a sting operation in February, when a person he had reportedly approached about buying the equipment brokered a meeting between him and a Los Angeles police detective Maghloubi believed was an arms dealer, according to the plea deal.

Maghloubi, who claimed to have high-level contacts with government officials in Iran, eventually took delivery of three Uzis and a pair of night vision goggles, the court papers show.

The horror.

Thank goodness the police in Los Angeles have their priorities straight.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 30th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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