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    British businessman accused of selling missile parts to Iran pleads guilty
    Published November 01, 2012
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    EL PASO, Texas A British man accused of trying to buy missile parts from undercover American agents and resell them to Iran pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal that would carry nearly three years in prison but could allow him to serve much of that time in his native United Kingdom.

    Christopher Tappin, 66, faced charges of conspiracy to illegally export defense articles, aiding and abetting the illegal export of defense articles and conspiracy to conduct illegal financial transactions.

    He pleaded guilty to the second count of the indictment Thursday in a hearing in El Paso. The deal calls for 33 months in prison, but as part of the agreement, prosecutors have agreed not to oppose his request to be transferred back to his home country. It also carries a fine of $11,357, the amount of money he would have profited from missile parts deal for which he was indicted.

    U.S. District Judge David Briones will decide Tappin's sentence Jan. 9.

    The retired British businessman has been living in an upscale Houston neighborhood since his release on a $1 million bond in April.

    Tappin's last half year in the U.S. has been "as pleasant as time away from his family can be," his lawyer Dan Cogdell said after the hearing. "He plays golf every day, he's made new friends, but he is away from his family."

    Tappin's wife, Elaine, said in a statement Thursday that she hoped her husband's plea deal would mark the "beginning of the end" of her family's ordeal. She added her "overwhelming feeling remains one of anxiety and sadness ... however at last I dare hope that Chris will be back on home soil next year."

    The federal indictment filed in 2007 said a cooperating defendant provided computer files showing Tappin intended to send surface-to-air-missile batteries to a Tehran-based company and that he and the cooperating defendant had illegally sold U.S. technology to Iran in the past.

    In 2006, Robert Gibson, an associate of Tappin contacted an undercover company in order to procure batteries for Hawk Surface-To-Air Defense Missiles. The negotiations let to Gibson's arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

    The U.S. government alleged Tappin provided undercover agents with false documents to deceive authorities and circumvent the requirement for the batteries to be licensed by the government before being exported.

    Tappin's extradition in February touched a nerve in Britain, where many contend the fast-track extradition arrangements between the U.K. and the U.S. are unfairly weighted in Washington's favor.

    Cogdell said he didn't see much room for argument and pleaded guilty "because he was guilty."

    "He regrets his conduct, he regrets the time away from his family, he regrets the notoriety," the attorney said.

    Tappin remained free on bond pending his sentencing. Cogdell said he expected Tappin to spend several months in a U.S. prison after he enters his request to serve the remainder of his sentence in his home country. The request will have to be approved by the Office of Enfocement Operations of the Department of Justice. The British government will also have to accept Tappin in one of its prisons.

    Tappin fought extradition to the United States for two years until being denied a petition to take the case to Britain's Supreme Court. After he was brought to Texas, Tappin was held at the Otero County Jail for about two months, where he initially was put in solitary confinement at his request.

    Two men have already been sentenced to prison for charges stemming from the indictment. Gibson, another British national, pleaded guilty in April 2007 and was sentenced to 24 months in prison. Robert Caldwell, from Oregon, was found guilty in July of that year and received a 20-month sentence
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    Hope it was good for you....
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    Funny how the people most fussing and wringing their hands over Iran obtaining nuclear weapons sit under a stockpile of those very weapons in safety. A stockpile large enough to render most of planet earth uninhabitable for a very long time.

    I also find it hypocritical to think we have the right to bring military action against a country who to date have never attacked us simply for the crime of wanting the same national security we here in the US enjoy.

    If you look at a map you should note that as of right now the US literally has Iran surrounded with military bases and troops. Is it any wonder they are seeking a deterrent to invasion given US foreign policy of the last 15 years?

    Little reminder. Pakistan is arguably the most terrorism friendly country on earth. A nuclear power.

    No talk of invading or bringing military action against that cesspool. Then again, the govt running Pakistan like Iran hasn't attacked anyone. Gee.
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    Dig this one up from the dinosaur pit huh? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by IYAAYAS View Post
    Funny how the people most fussing and wringing their hands over Iran obtaining nuclear weapons sit under a stockpile of those very weapons in safety. A stockpile large enough to render most of planet earth uninhabitable for a very long time.

    I also find it hypocritical to think we have the right to bring military action against a country who to date have never attacked us simply for the crime of wanting the same national security we here in the US enjoy.

    If you look at a map you should note that as of right now the US literally has Iran surrounded with military bases and troops. Is it any wonder they are seeking a deterrent to invasion given US foreign policy of the last 15 years?

    Little reminder. Pakistan is arguably the most terrorism friendly country on earth. A nuclear power.

    No talk of invading or bringing military action against that cesspool. Then again, the govt running Pakistan like Iran hasn't attacked anyone. Gee.
    Iran doesn't want nukes to secure itself.....they want nukes to make Israel disappear.

    BIG DIFFERENCE.

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    What version of hawk missiles were they, some of those systems are antiquated.

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    Interesting to me that of the major nations/powers...three come to mind who have their own central banks which are not locked in under the world system...

    These nations are interested in Gold.


    These nations are Russia, China, and Iran.


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    They dont call them brics for nothing!

    One reason isis was used against countries in africa was to take over banks since our own military wasnt lawfully allowed to do that.

    Syria, Libya, Yemen, banks and ancient tech. Crush economies and re-engineering relics to further the tech race for the war in space.

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