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US businessman booked for Pakistan trade

PTI
Published Jun 6, 2017, 1:38 am IST
Updated Jun 6, 2017, 1:39 am IST
Imran Khan and others purchased and exported goods that were controlled under the export administration regulations.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2012 to December 2016, Mr Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the export administration regulations and export those goods without a license to Pakistan.(Representational Image)
 According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2012 to December 2016, Mr Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the export administration regulations and export those goods without a license to Pakistan.(Representational Image)

A 43-year-old business owner in the US has pleaded guilty to exporting products without a licence to Pakistani atomic and space agencies in violation of US federal laws and faces up to 20 years in prison.

Imran Khan, of North Haven, Connecticut, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty on June 2 in Hartford federal court to violating US export law, US attorney for the district of Connecticut Deirdre Daly said.

 

According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2012 to December 2016, Mr Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the export administration regulations and export those goods without a license to Pakistan.

The products were shipped on behalf of either the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission or the National Institute of Lasers and Optronics.

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