Angelica O. Preti
Angelica O. Preti, 45, of Ontario, Canada, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 18 months in prison for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by illegally exporting gas turbine engine parts from the United States to Iran.
According to court documents, Preti worked as the export operations manager at a Canadian forwarding and customs brokerage service provider that had significant business in the United States, including in the Southern District of Ohio.
Preti helped facilitate the shipment of U.S.-origin gas turbine engine parts and valve assemblies and connectors used for industrial pipelines in the gas and petrochemical (oil refinement) industry to Iran in deliberate violation of a U.S. embargo and trade sanctions. Iran has been subject to United States embargo sanctions since 1979.