Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

US COURT SENTENCES TURKISH BUSINESSMAN TO 27 MONTHS FOR SHIPPING EQUIPMENT FOR MISSILE BOATS TO IRAN

Resit Tavan


The US District Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has given a 27 month sentence to Resit Tavan, for violating US sanctions on Iran, and the IEEPA, by illegally exporting specialized marine equipment, which was to be used on high-speed Iranian missile attack boats. Tavan funneled the equipment, consisting of marine engines, generators and surface drives, through Turkey, working in concert with Iranian officials.

Tavan had no OFAC or Department of Commerce licenses to transfer this equipment to Iran. His company was the Ramor Group (Ramor Dis Ticaret Ltd.), and the true end user was the Iran-based Qeshm Madkandalou Shipbuilding Cooperative. An OFAC Specially Designated National (SDN), he was extradited from Romania in2017.

A co-defendant, also a Turkish national, remains a fugitive. He is FULYA KALAFATOGLU OGUZTURK.

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