Immediate Release: September
Contact: BIS Public Affairs 202-482-0097
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today the settlement of all criminal and administrative charges against Dosmatic U.S.A., Inc. of Carrollton, Texas, for illegally shipping liquid injectors to Iran via Belgium. Dosmatic has agreed to pay $44,000 in civil penalties and a 30-month suspended denial of export privileges to settle the administrative charges. Reza Pirasteh, the former Chief Operating Officer of Dosmatic, agreed to pay $4,500 in civil penalties and a seven-year denial of export privileges to settle administrative charges against him related to the shipments to Iran.
On July 10, 2003, Dosmatic pleaded guilty to related criminal charges in federal court in Dallas and was sentenced to pay a fine of $50,000 and be subject to probation for three years. On May 29, 2003, Mr. Pirasteh was sentenced to pay a fine of $2,000 and serve probation for three years for making a false statement to federal investigators about Dosmatic’s export activities. This investigation was conducted by BIS special agents and the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes special agents from several federal law enforcement agencies, as well local police officers.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Lisa Prager commended Special
Agent Richard Modesette of the Office of Export Enforcement’s Dallas
Field Office for his investigation of the case.