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    Singaporean Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Electronics to Iran

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    Singaporean national Lim Yong Nam has pleaded guilty to US charges of involvement in the illegal exporting of thousands of radio parts to Iran that eventually were used in improvised bombs in Iraq, according to US Justice Department.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Singaporean national Lim Yong Nam has pleaded guilty to US charges of involvement in the illegal exporting of thousands of radio parts to Iran that eventually were used in improvised bombs in Iraq, the Department of Justice announced in a statement.

    "Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 42, a citizen of Singapore, pleaded guilty today to a federal charge stemming from his role in a conspiracy that allegedly caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran. At least 16 of the components were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq," Thursday’s statement asserted.

    Lim was extradited earlier this year to the United States from Indonesia, where he had been detained since October 2014, the statement said.

    In his guilty plea, according to the release, Lim admitted that from August 2007 to February 2008 he and others knowingly caused the purchase and illegal export of about 6,000 modules from a company based in the US state of Minnesota, through Singapore and on to Iran.

    The Justice Department also alleged that Lim and his co-conspirators gave false statements to the Minnesota company and federal authorities that Singapore was the shipment’s final destination.

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