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February 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Iranian who masterminded a scheme to smuggle sophisticated U.S. military hardware to his homeland was sentenced to three years in federal prison. The relatively light sentence handed to Saeid Asefi Inanlou by U.S. District Judge Leland Nielsen stunned courtroom observers, especially because prosecutors labeled the crime a serious breach of national security.
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February 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Iranian who masterminded a scheme to smuggle sophisticated U.S. military hardware to his homeland was sentenced to three years in federal prison. The relatively light sentence handed to Saeid Asefi Inanlou by U.S. District Judge Leland Nielsen stunned courtroom observers, especially because prosecutors labeled the crime a serious breach of national security.
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December 26, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
More than three years after he was indicted, a man believed to be the middleman in Europe for a San Diego-based ring that smuggled military parts to Iran has been extradited from West Germany and is in the federal Metropolitan Correction Center here awaiting trial. A detention hearing will be held Jan. 4 to determine whether Saeid Asefi Inanlou, 41, should continue to be held without bail, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Steve Crandall, one of the federal prosecutors in the case.
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December 26, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
More than three years after he was indicted, a man believed to be the middleman in Europe for a San Diego-based ring that smuggled military parts to Iran has been extradited from West Germany and is in the federal Metropolitan Correction Center here awaiting trial. A detention hearing will be held Jan. 4 to determine whether Saeid Asefi Inanlou, 41, should continue to be held without bail, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Steve Crandall, one of the federal prosecutors in the case.
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July 26, 1985
More than $2 million worth of U.S. aircraft equipment, including three sophisticated computers, was seized in London early this month when an Iranian national tied to a military parts smuggling ring was arrested by British authorities, U.S. Atty. Peter K. Nunez said in San Diego. According to Nunez, Saeid Asefi Inanlou had three signal data computers valued at $1.3 million and several other expensive parts used on the F-14 Tomcat fighter.
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August 28, 1985
U.S. District Court Judge Leland Nielsen on Tuesday ruled that a man accused of heading a smuggling ring that sold stolen U.S. aircraft parts to Iran can be held without bail. Nielsen upheld a ruling by Magistrate Roger C. McKee, who last month ordered Franklin P. Agustin jailed without bail. However, Nielsen ordered five other defendants charged in the case to return to McKee's courtroom for bail setting. Julie Agustin, Franklin's wife; Edgar Agustin, Franklin's brother; Pedro M.
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December 11, 1985
A Massachusetts man charged by a federal grand jury with stealing sophisticated U.S. aircraft parts for shipment to the Iranian air force pleaded guilty Tuesday, prosecutors said. Daniel G. Wheeler, 33, of Leominster, Mass., pleaded guilty to single counts of conspiracy to defraud, theft of government property and illegal exportation of defense equipment, a statement released by the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego said.
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November 28, 1989
A ringleader in the 1985 case that involved the sale of stolen Navy jet engine parts to Iran won a significant reduction in his 13-year federal prison sentence Monday. Franklin Agustin, 51, had his sentence reduced to six years by U. S. District Court Judge Leland Nielsen, who had sentenced him in 1986. Agustin's attorney, J.
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July 17, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested a third member of a family that they say is at the center of an international ring that allegedly shipped stolen military aircraft parts to Iran. Julie Roque Agustin, 46, was taken into custody at her home here Tuesday on charges of conspiracy, transporting stolen property and violating weapons export laws. She is the wife of Franklin Pangilinan Agustin, a San Diego insurance agent who investigators believe directed the ring's operations here.
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October 25, 1985 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
A Massachusetts man who federal authorities say stole $1 million in F-14 jet fighter parts was arrested Thursday, bringing to eight the number of people who have been arrested in an alleged San Diego-based ring that smuggled sophisticated military parts to Iran, authorities said Thursday. Arrested at his home in Leominster, Mass., was Daniel Wheeler, 33.
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