Florida jury to get Iranian night goggles case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A jury in Fort Lauderdale is set to
begin deliberations in the trial of an Iranian woman accused of
scheming to provide Iran with prohibited military night vision
goggles.

Shahrazad Mir Gholikhan (SHAH'-ra-zahd meer GO'-lee-khan)
pleaded guilty in April based on a promise that she could return
home to her twin daughters.

But she withdrew the plea when the deal fell apart and went to trial earlier this month.

Closing arguments are set for Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors contend that Gholikhan and her ex-husband conspired
to illegally obtain 3,500 pairs of sophisticated night-vision goggles for Iran.

Gholikhan contends she only translated at key meetings and wasn't part of the plot. Gholikhan has been acting as her own lawyer.


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