Freight Forwarder Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Facilitate Export of Goods to Iran

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U.S. Department of Justice For Immediate Release: May 15, 2012
United States Attorney's Office Contact -- BIS Public Affairs: 202-482-2721

FREIGHT FORWARDER SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON

FOR CONSPIRACY TO FACILITATE EXPORT OF GOODS TO IRAN

NEWARK, N.J. – A former manager of a Netherlands-based freight-forwarding company was sentenced to six months in prison today for conspiring to defraud the United States by facilitating the illegal export of goods to Iran, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Ulrich Davis, 50, a Dutch citizen of Pumerend, The Netherlands, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an Information charging him with conspiracy to defraud the United States through the violation of a U.S. Department of Commerce Temporary Denial Order (“TDO”). Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joyce Malliet of the U.S. Attorney’s Office National Security Unit in Newark and Trial Attorneys Jonathan Poling and Elizabeth Cannon of the Counterespionage Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.