March 21, 2019

Australian man sentenced for transshipping US electronics to Iran

The US Department of Justice has announced the sentencing of David Russel Levick, an Australian national who pleaded guilty on February 1, 2019, to four counts of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 USC 1701-1706 (IEEPA).  According to the Statement of Offense, Levick managed a company in Australia, through which he placed orders with US companies, including aircraft parts, on behalf of an Iranian trading company, hiding the destination of the goods by shipping them through a company in Malaysia controlled by the Iranian trader.  Levick was extradited to the US in December 2018.  He has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, and must pay a forfeiture of $199,227, representing the value of the transshipped goods.

DOJ press release | Plea | Statement of Facts