Defence Contractor Got Arrested For Shipping Military Secrets to Iran

A U.S. citizen from Iran, Mozaffar Khazaee holds citizenship in both countries, got arrested by federal authorities. The charges were: smuggling of classified technical data on a variety of military projects- including the new F-35 Lightning II—out of the country and into Iran.

According to Customs and Border authorities, he had earlier worked for at least three different defense contractors over the past few years. And in 44 different boxes the private information of all these three companies were shipped from Connecticut to a California holding company.

Last week, Khazaee was wrongly blamed for a connecting flight in Newark from Indianapolis to Tehran.