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Publisher Sentenced in Iran Plot

January 21, 1986|Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — A magazine publisher who is an expert on East Bloc countries was sentenced today to five years in prison on charges related to a plot to ship U.S. Army weapons to Iran.

Paul Cutter, 48, of San Jose, Calif., owner of EDA Publishing Co., was sentenced for his Dec. 16 convictions on one count of conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud. During a six-week jury trial, Cutter was described as the mastermind of a scheme to obtain 1,140 Army anti-tank weapons for shipment to Iran and use by the regime of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in its war against Iraq.

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