Delfin Group USA


"Baghdasarian was president of Delfin Group USA, a Russian-owned producer and supplier of synthetic motor oils that solidified its U.S. presence in the North Charleston area in 2008 with a $55 million renovation to an old Shell Oil plant it had bought for $20 million... According to prosecutors, one of those unidentified businessmen was Baghdasarian's agent in Iran and also represented a company in the United Arab Emirates used to ship Delfin products to Iran... In August 2011, Delfin USA tried to send aviation engine lubricating oils worth $850,000 to an associate in the UAE, according to Hardin." (Bloomberg Businessweek, "Feds: SC businessman illegally exported to Iran," 5/23/2012)