April 24, 2019

Six-month prison sentence for shipment to Iran

Darus Zehrbach, a West Virginia resident, has been sentenced to serve six months in prison, following his January 17, 2019 guilty plea to making a false statement to a federal agent, in violation of 18 USC § 1001(a)(2).  The facts stipulated in the plea agreement reveal that in February 2015, Zehrbach had received a letter from the Office of Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury denying his application for a license to export electric scooters to Iran.  In June 2016, Zehrbach exported eight scooters to the United Arab Emirates with the knowledge that they would be transshipped to Iran.

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