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NY District Court Finds USCs Guilty of Conspiring to Acquire Anti-Aircraft Missiles, Providing Material Support to the Taliban

Apr 24th, 2013 AIII Courts, Terrorism

According to the Department of Justice press release, last week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found Alwar Pouryan and Oded Orbach, United States Citizens (USCs) guilty of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles. The mandatory minimum sentence for these charges is twenty-five years and the maximum is life in prison.

The pair were arrested last year in Romania following an undercover operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that revealed Pouryan and Orbach’s attempts to sell lethal, military-grade weapons to drug organizations with links to the Taliban. The DOJ press release further reports that one such weapon was a heat-seeking surface-to-air missile.

Sentencing for both men is scheduled to take place September 4.


You can read the full press release here.

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