Mistrial Ruled in Iran Arms Shipment Case

Associated Press

A federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday night after a jury failed during a week’s deliberations to reach a verdict in the trial of an Iranian businessman charged with conspiracy to ship arms to Iran.

Kazem Zamani was accused of trying to buy spare parts for Cobra helicopters and five Varian 145E radar tubes, valued at $50,000 to $75,000, according to testimony in his trial.

Defense attorney Domenic R. Iamele contended his client was entrapped by federal agents.