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Iranian woman faces prison in night goggle case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - An Iranian woman is facing possible
U.S. prison time for her role in a scheme to smuggle military
night-vision goggles to Iran.

A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale is scheduled Friday to sentence 31-year-old Shahrazad Mir Gholikhan (SHAH'rah-zad MEER GHO'lee-khan).

Gholikhan was convicted in December of illegally trying to broker sale of about 3,500 pairs of goggles and seeking to violate the U.S. embargo against Iran.

Gholikhan had previously pleaded guilty in hopes she could
quickly return home.

When the plea deal fell apart, she decided to
go to trial.

The charges carry maximum sentences of 10 years each.

The goggles involved are used only by U.S. special forces and
the Israeli military.


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