US v. Henareh, et. al
New York, NY
Siavosh Henareh, a citizen of Iran, was sentenced to 210 months in prison for conspiring to import hundreds of kilograms of heroin to the United States. Henareh was convicted in November 2012 after a two-week jury trial. Henareh was one of three defendants charged in connection with an international investigation of narcotics and weapons traffickers. His co-defendant, Cetin Aksu, pled guilty in August 2012 to conspiring to provide material support to Hizballah, conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles, conspiring to import heroin into the United States, and making false declarations before a federal court. Henareh's other co-defendant, Bachar Wehbe, pled guilty in November 2011 to conspiring to provide material support to Hizballah, conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles, and obstruction of justice.