Florida jury convicts Iranian in night goggle case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale
has convicted an Iranian woman accused of plotting to obtain
sophisticated military night-vision goggles for Iran.

Jurors found 31-year-old Shahrazad Mir Gholikhan guilty of three
counts involving the goggles deal but acquitted her of three conspiracy counts.

Gholikhan had faced more than 20 years if convicted of all counts.

Prosecutors said Gholikhan and her ex-husband attempted to purchase 3,500 pairs of the goggles for Iran's military and police.

The goggles are subject to strict export controls.

The U.S. also has an embargo against Iran.

Gholikhan insisted she is innocent and acted as her own
attorney.

Gholikhan's first trial ended in a hung jury. She withdrew a
previous guilty plea.


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