The Federal Correctional Institution in Hoepwell, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Seyed Amin Ghorashi Sarvestani pleaded guilty soon afterward, but changed circumstances now have encouraged him to challenge his 30-month prison sentence.Since his plea, the federal government has approved for export to Iran the very products he was convicted of helping ship, his lawyers say. While the U.S. imposes stringent restrictions on doing business in Iran, the "devil is in the details" in this area of law because both regulations and U.S. foreign-policy interests can change, said Chicago attorney Daniel Collins, an export controls expert and former federal prosecutor.He said the new export license encompasses the technology Sarvestani provided and said his actions were consistent with U.S. foreign policy. He said prosecutors made a critical error at the sentencing hearing in saying the technology could control an orbiting satellite and therefore wasn't covered under the new export license.
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