Singaporean jailed for trading radio modules used in improvised explosive devices in Iraq

April 28, 2017

A Singaporean man was sentenced to 40 months in prison Thursday for helping ship US-made radio frequency modules to Iran that were eventually found in IED bombs in Iraq.

Lim Yong Nam, 43, also known as Steven Lim, pleaded guilty last December in Washington to fraud charges related to US sanctions violations by helping route 6,000 of the modules through Singapore to Iran.

Lim and others he worked with had declared Singapore as the final destination for the electronics, but instead they were forwarded from the southeast Asian city-state in five lots to Iran, the US Justice Department said.


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