Former Manchester Man Arrested for Trying to Give Away U.S. Intelligence

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)- A man has pleaded guilty for his attempt to send sensitive information to Iran. 60-year-old Mozaffar Khazaee used to live in Manchester, and was accused of violating the Arms Export Control Act, by trying to send that information, and information about military jet engines for the U.S. Air Force to Iran.

“While employed with U.S. defense contractors, Mozaffar Khazaee stole sensitive, proprietary and controlled technology to send it to Iran,” said U.S. Attorney Daly.  “The illegal export of our military technology compromises U.S. national security and reduces the advantages our armed forces currently possess.”

Court documents show that Khazaee was employed by three different defense contractors from 2001 to 2013, and from at least 2009 to 2013 he tried to share that information.

Khazaee was arrested on January 9, 2014 while trying to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport, headed for Iran.



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