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Western District of Oklahoma

Friday, July 31, 2015

Oklahoma City Man to Serve 51 Months in Prison for Illegally Smuggling Firearm Shell Casings to Iran and Possession of Opium with Intent to Distribute

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – MAJID IRANPOUR MOBAREKEH, 45, from Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 51 months in prison for illegally smuggling firearm shell casings to Iran and possession of opium with intent to distribute, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to court records, on July 2, 2014, Mobarekeh illegally sent and exported 450 firearm shell casings from the United States to the Republic of Iran.  He was also charged with illegally possessing opium on October 2, 2014, with the intent to distribute.  On February 26, 2015, Mobarekeh pled guilty to the charges.  After serving his 51-month prison sentence, Mobarekeh was ordered to serve three years on supervised release.

This case is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Petermann.

Updated August 3, 2015