Illicit Trade: Case Studies

2014

Case Study: Iranian Illicit Financing for Quds Force’s Overseas Purchases
David Albright and Jack Dishner December 17, 2014

Iran Admits Illegally Acquiring Goods for its Nuclear Programs
David Albright, Daniel Schnur, and Andrea Stricker September 10, 2014

Case Study- Serial Proliferator Karl Li: China’s Continued Refusal to Act
David Albright, Andrea Stricker, and Donald Stewart May 8, 2014

Case Study: Chinese Citizen’s Involvement in the Supply of MKS Pressure Transducers to Iran Preventing a Reoccurrence
Ian J. Stewart, Andrea Stricker, and David Albright April 30, 2014

Case Study- Suspicious Advertisements for High Quality Maraging Steel The question of Electrovek Steel’s Farsi language web site
David Albright, Serena Kelleher-Vergantini, Donald Stewart, and Andrea Stricker April 28, 2014

Case Study- Canada Prosecutes Company for Possible Nuclear Related Export to Iran
David Albright and Andrea Stricker April 24, 2014

Case Study - Chinese National Sought High-Strength Carbon Fiber for China
Donald Stewart and Andrea Stricker March 5, 2014

Case Study - U.S. Busts Iranian Smuggling Scheme Involving a Nuclear-Related Good
David Albright and Andrea Stricker January 31, 2014

2013

Case Study - Getting to the Core: United States Charges Iranian with Missile Export Violations
Andrea Stricker November 4, 2013

Case Study - United States Busts Likely North Korean Transshipment Scheme
Andrea Stricker May 24, 2013

Case Study - Chinese Salesman Arrested in Pressure Transducer Case
David Albright and Andrea Stricker January 18, 2013

2012

Case Study - U.S. Company Charged with Pressure Transducer Sales: Who Were the End Users? May 14, 2012

2011

Case Study - Chinese National Charged with Illegal U.S. Exports to Pakistani Nuclear Program
Andrea Stricker August 23, 2011

Case Study - IRISL and Affiliates Indicted on Financial Conspiracy Charges
Andrea Stricker July 8, 2011

Case Study - Man Charged with Exporting U.S. Goods to Pakistan’s Nuclear Program
David Albright and Andrea Stricker April 14, 2011

Case Study - A Smuggler’s Use of the U.S. Financial System to Receive Illegal Payments from Iran Updated February 11, 2011
Andrea Stricker February 11, 2011

Case Study - United States Indicts Man behind Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Iranian Smuggling Network
Andrea Stricker February 11, 2011

2010

Case Study - Yadegari Sentenced to 20 Months Plus Time Served ; Worked for Procurement Ring that Supplied Iran’s Enrichment Program
Andrea Stricker August 2, 2010

Case Study - Update: New Charges for Irish Company Suspected of Military Exports to Iran
Andrea Stricker July 16, 2010

Case Study - U.S. Company Faces Penalties for Alleged Nuclear Export Attempts to India, Israel
David Albright, Paul Brannan, and Andrea Stricker July 14, 2010

Case Study - Inventive U.S. Sting Operation Catches Iran-Based Military Equipment Smuggler
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel Stricker February 16, 2010

Case Study - Former Iranian Ambassador Arrested in UK for Alleged Iran-Directed Smuggling Scheme
David Albright, Paul Brannan, and Andrea Scheel Stricker February 16, 2010

Case Study - Middleman Majid Kakavand Arrested for Malaysia-Based Iranian Illicit Procurement Scheme
David Albright, Paul Brannan, and Andrea Scheel Stricker February 16, 2010

Case Study - Arrest Made in Germany of Core Iranian Procurement Agent
David Albright, Paul Brannan, and Andrea Scheel Stricker February 16, 2010

2009

Case Study - Update: Smuggler Previously Convicted of Aircraft Export Control Violations; Disguised Company as a Larger Operation
Andrea Scheel Stricker October 23, 2009

Case Study - Decision Reached on Vanaki Case: Landgericht Finds Defendant Guilty, Issues Suspended Sentence
David Albright and Christina Walrond October 23, 2009

Case Study - The Trials of the German-Iranian Trader Mohsen Vanaki: The German Federal Intelligence Service Assesses that Iran Likely Has a Nuclear Weapons Program
David Albright and Christina Walrond October 23, 2009

Case Study - Smugglers Assist North Korea-Directed Illicit Trade to Myanmar
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel July 14, 2009

Case Study - A Smuggler’s Procurement of Nuclear Dual-Use Pressure Transducers for Iran
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel July 14, 2009

Case Study - Iran’s Procurement of U.S. Military Aircraft Parts: Two case studies in illicit trade
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel May 21, 2009

Case Study - Profitable and Low-Penalty: Illicit Procurement of Items with Nuclear Applications for Pakistan
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel February 27, 2009

Case Study - Pakistan’s Illicit Procurement of Missile and Drone Equipment Using Multiple Financial Transaction
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel January 28, 2009

Case Study - An Inside Look: India’s Procurement of Tributyl Phosphate (TBP) for its Unsafeguarded Nuclear Program
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel January 28, 2009

Case Study - A Company’s Discretion Detects Large Iranian Valve Orders by Scrutinizing Items and End-Users Instead of Lists
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel January 28, 2009

Case Study - How Cooperation between a Company and Government Authorities Disrupted a Sophisticated Illicit Iranian Procurement
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel January 12, 2009

Case Study - Detecting the Barrage Approach to Illicit Procurement
David Albright, Paul Brannan and Andrea Scheel January 12, 2009

Case Study - Iranian Entities’ Illicit Military Procurement Networks
David Albright, Paul Brannan, and Andrea Scheel January 12, 2009