LOS ANGELES: A former Iranian official has been sentenced in Los Angeles to nearly three years in prison for violating the U.S. trade embargo against that country. Seyed Mousavi of Diamond Bar also was fined $12,500 and had his U.S. citizenship revoked Tuesday in federal court. Mousavi was an interrogator for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court before emigrating. Prosecutors contend he broke the embargo in 2002 by providing consulting work for a company bidding to start mobile communications, banking and leasing operations in Iran.
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