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A Portuguese businessman who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to ship radar parts for the Hawk missile system from the United States to Iran was fined $100,000 and sentenced to a year and a day in prison. The sentence was imposed on Eduardo G. Ojeda, 54, of Lisbon, by U.S. District Judge Harry L. Hupp in Los Angeles. Hupp earlier had ordered an identical sentence and a $50,000 fine for co-defendant Moises Broder, also of Portugal. A third person indicted in the case, Sherman Oaks travel agency owner Carlos A. Ribeiro, was fined $10,000 and placed on three years’ probation. Some of the parts reached Iran and others were intercepted by U.S. Customs agents.


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