Kambiz Attar Kashani

Kashani orchestrated an elaborate scheme to evade U.S. export laws and use the U.S. financial system in procuring U.S. electronic equipment and technology for the Central Bank of Iran, which has been designated by the United States government

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

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Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Kambiz Attar Kashani, 44, a dual citizen of the United States and Iran, was arrested Thursday in Chicago, Illinois;

The arrest was announced by Breon Peace, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Matthew G. Olsen, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, and Joseph R. Bonavolanta, special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Boston field office;

“Kashani’s arrest underscores the unrelenting resolve of this office and the Department of Justice to prosecute those who seek to profit by compromising our national security,” Peace said;

Peace alleged that Kashani orchestrated an elaborate scheme to evade federal export laws and use the U.S. financial system in procuring U.S. electronic equipment and technology for the Central Bank of Iran, which has been designated by the federal government as acting for or on behalf of terrorist organizations, according to the statement;

According to officials, Kashani allegedly used two United Arab Emirates companies as fronts to procure items from multiple U.S. technology companies, including a company in Massachusetts;

“We believe Mr. Kashani profited financially by strengthening the economy of one of the world’s most infamous state sponsors of terrorism, while circumventing critical U.S. laws designed to protect our national security interests,” Bonavolonta said;

As set forth in the complaint, according to the statement, Kashani conspired to illegally export goods and technology to the Central Bank of Iran;

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has classified CBI as a Specially Designated National (SDN) signifying that CBI is acting for or on behalf of a terrorist organization, according to officials;

According to the U.S. government, CBI has materially assisted, sponsored, and provided financial, material, or technological support, goods, or services to Lebanese Hizballah, a terrorist organization, and to the Qods Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC);

The IRGC is a branch of the Iranian armed forces and represents the primary means of the government of Iran to direct and implement its global terrorism campaign, according to the statement;

Kashani allegedly perpetrated the illegal transshipping scheme through two separate United Arab Emirates (UAE) front companies for which he acts as principal, officials said;

From around February 2019 through June 2021, Kashani and his co-conspirators used the two UAE companies to procure electronic goods and technology from multiple U.S. technology companies for end-users in Iran, including CBI, without obtaining the required export licenses, according to the statement;

Officials allege that Kashani and his co-conspirators intentionally concealed from the U.S. companies that they intended to send the items to Iran, falsely claiming that the UAE front companies would be the ultimate end users;

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
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Reason for the color:
» U.S. Citizen Charged with Conspiring to Provide Electronic Equipment and Technology to the Government of Iran;