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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Khazaee (Exporting F-35 Documents to Iran)

Mozaffar Khazaee (aka “Arash Khazaie”), a former employee of Pratt & Whitney, was charged with two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property after he attempted to ship to Iran boxes of information on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and military jet engines. According to the government, Khazaee was in possession of numerous boxes of documents consisting of sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material that he intended to send from Connecticut to the Iranian city of Hamadan. He allegedly obtained the documents from three companies, including Pratt & Whitney, for whom Khazaee worked until August 2013. In 2015, Khazaee pleaded guilty to to one count of unlawful export and attempted export of defense articles from the U.S. in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and was sentenced to 97 months of imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.

Misconduct Type
Import/Export
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Indictment
1/21/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $50,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release (sentencing) 10/23/2015
DOJ Press Releases (arrest and indictment) 1/21/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database