FBI: Ypsilanti engineer sent confidential info to brother connected to Iran's nuclear weapons industry

  
Via:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  3 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   No author indicated

FBI: Ypsilanti engineer sent confidential info to brother connected to Iran's nuclear weapons industry


S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


fts-detroit-a.svg

FBI: Ypsilanti engineer sent confidential info to brother connected to Iran's nuclear weapons industry

DETROIT (FOX 2)   -   An Ypsilanti engineer has been arrested for allegedly stealing confidential information from his employer and sending it to his brother in Iran, who is connected to the country's nuclear weapon industry. 

Amin Hasanzadeh, 42, an Iranian-born man who now lives in Ypsilanti, Mich. as a lawful permanent resident, is accused of interstate transportation of stolen property, including conspiracy, and fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents. 

_v=63f541573671288

FBI says Ypsilanti engineer sent confidential info to brother connected to Iran’s nuclear weapons industry


Amin Hasanzadeh an Iranian-born man who now lives in Ypsilanti, Mich. as a lawful permanent resident, is accused of interstate transportation of stolen property, including conspiracy, and fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents.

According to a 14-page complaint, between January 2015 and June 2016, Hasanzadeh allegedly stole confidential documents and data from his employer and emailed them to his brother, Sina Hasanzadeh in Iran. The employer was not identified but has domestic and international clients in the automotive and aerospace industries. Hasanzadeh served as a senior hardware engineer with access to "highly sensitive confidential" information. 

His brother, Sina, proved to have worked with "several Iranian companies that are of proliferation concern," such as Basamad Azma, which is affiliated with Iran's cruise missile research.

"Sina's job responsibilities are indicative of military programs. The Bashir Industrial Complex is an entity that contributes to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and/or its development of nuclear weapons or their delivery systems," the complaint reads.

The documents state even before being employed by the company, Hasanzadeh sent a job description to his brother. The complaint, written by FBI special agent Richard Forban, states: "I believe, based on my training and experience, that Hasanzadeh was sending these emails (prior to employment) to identify that if he was hired as a hardware engineer, he would have access to technologies and projects of interest to Sina and/or Sina's Iranian employers." 

Six days after he was hired, the complaint states Hasanzadeh began sending confidential documents and projects to his brother's email account in Iran. These documents included layouts, projects, schematics, notes, zip files, and other documents and data. This happened several more times between 2015-16.

Hassanzadeh is also accused of fraud and misuses of visas by hiding his military affiliation in Iran from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officials. 

Tags

jrDiscussion - desc
smarty_function_ntUser_is_admin: user_id parameter required
Find text within the comments Find 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

Does anyone even DREAM that he will get a similar sentence that Jonathan Pollard got for sending information to Israel, an ally. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
2  Split Personality    3 weeks ago

Why the hell did it take three years to arrest this ass?

Investigators reviewed emails indicating Hasanzadeh applied for a job at the Metro Detroit company because the firm's technologies and projects were of interest to his brother in Iran, the agent wrote. 

Hasanzadeh started stealing information six days after he started working for the company in January 2015, the agent said.

"Hasanzadeh concealed these communications from (the firm) by almost exclusively using a personal email account to transfer documents to Sina," the agent wrote.

The documents included drawings and schematics that would have allowed his brother in Iran to replicate the designs, according to the court case.

In April 2016, Hasanzadeh also sent a company report to his brother and wife, who received a doctorate late last year after studying in the University of Michigan's electrical engineering department, the government said.

Investigators checked her University of Michigan email account and discovered thousands of the Metro Detroit company's documents stored in the university's cloud storage, according to the FBI.

Hasanzadeh has worked in UM's College of Engineering since March, university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said. "The university has fully cooperated with the FBI during its investigation." 

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/11/06/ypsilanti-engineer-funneled-tech-secrets-brother-iran-fbi-says/2514213001/

Check this out.

https://www.iranwatch.org/library/governments/united-states/judicial-branch/criminal-complaint-charging-amin-hasanzadeh

[...]  Complaints 1  and 2  are missing,

      

3. I make this affidavit in support of an application for a criminal complaint and arrest warrant charging Amin HASANZADEH (hereinafter "HASANZADEH"), an Iranian born citizen who now resides in Michigan and has Lawful Permanent Resident status in the United States with the follow offenses:

a. 18 U.S. §§ 2314 and 371 interstate transporation of stolen property (including conspiracy) and;

b. 18 U.S. § 1546 fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents

4. There is probable cause to conclude that HASANZADEH, between in or about January 2015 and in or about June 2016, within the Eastern District of Michigan and elsewhere, knowingly and willfully stole confidential documents and technical data from his employer, Victim Company A (a company with offices in the Eastern District of Michigan) and thereafter emailed those documents to multiple individuals, including his brother, Sina Hassanzadeh, in Iran, using the Internet (across state or U.S. boundary lines).

[...]  (indicates at least one more complaint)

I wonder if the wife will also be charged or simply deported?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @2    3 weeks ago
"[...]  (indicates at least one more complaint)"

Since the next number is "3", even a person who can only count using their fingers would figure that there are actually 2 more complaints. 

I wonder how much American secret confidential technology has been used in Iran's development of their missiles and nuclear bomb development. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    3 weeks ago

Look at the original complaint Buzz,

in chronological order,

the first ellipse, indicates 2 complaints were not printed for public review,

the next ellipse ( after complaint #4) indicates more missing material from this printing of the complaint.

?

I also wonder how much secret confidential information can be stolen from an auto manufacturer for missile or nuclear development.

Probably none, but I'd bet they want to know about our tanks...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

"Automotive and AEROSPACE industry" (quoted from the seed)

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

Components of Ford (Philco radio) permeate NASA,

but they don't build bombs or missiles

keep trying to to insinuate that this is somehow more evil than our US allies spying on us, it's entertaining

in a sad sort of way...

 
 
Loading...
Loading...

Who is online


25 visitors