US charges consultant to Iran's UN mission

NEW YORK- A consultant to Iran's mission to the United Nations has been criminally charged with violating a US law against dealing with that country, according to an indictment made public on Wednesday.


Ahmad Sheikhzadeh, 60, faces seven charges including conspiracy to evade US sanctions against Iran, money laundering, and helping arrange false tax returns, the May 18 indictment said.


Federal prosecutors unveiled the charges a few hours after a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, where US District Judge Pamela Chen set a $3 million bond for the defendant.



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