(NEW JERSEY)-- Hadi Shalchi, a Staten Island, N.Y. businessman, has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment and fined $30,000 as a result of his guilty plea to making false statements in connection with the illegal export of auto parts to Iran, F. Amanda DeBusk, Commerce assistant secretary for Export Enforcement, announced. Shalchi was also sentenced to four months' home confinement and 3 years' probation to be served following his prison time.
Shalchi's business, Continental A. P. Company, of Hopelawn, New Jersey, was sentenced to a criminal fine of $200,000 after pleading guilty to charges that it illegally exported auto parts to Iran. The sentencings occurred in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey before District Court Judge William H. Walls. The cases were the result of investigations by the Department of Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement New York field office.
The Department of Commerce controls and licenses the export and re-export of dual-use commodities and technical data. Commerce's Bureau of Export Administration maintains and enforces these controls for reasons of national security, foreign policy, nonproliferation and short supply.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents found in the Archived Press and Public Information.