USA v. Behroozian, Behrooz
[SDOH] Behrooz Behroozian, of Columbus, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for illegally exporting goods to Iran. Behroozian was born in Iran in 1955 and entered the United States in 1976. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1987. According to the sentencing memorandum, Behroozian used an intermediary company, Sumar Industrial Equipment, to attempt to cover-up that he was illegally supplying industrial equipment to Iran in violation of the Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Behroozian exported manifolds, valves and connectors used for industrial pipelines in the gas and oil refinement industry to Iran via Sumar and profited $35,000 to $40,000 per year.