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S'pore man pleads guilty in US to illegal export plot

WASHINGTON: A Singaporean pleaded guilty on Thursday to a federal charge stemming from his role in illegally exporting, through Iran, parts found in improvised explosive devices in Iraq, the US Justice Department said.

Lim Yong Nam, also known as Steven Lim, 42, was extradited to the US from Indonesia earlier this year.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 9 in Washington, and the parties have agreed he would face between 46 and 57 months in prison and a fine of up to US$100,000 (S$144,000), the statement said.

Lim was indicted in June 2010 on additional charges, including smuggling, illegal export of goods to Iran and making false statements. 
- REUTERS

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