Sister Charged, Brother Acquitted for Exporting to Embargoed Iraq

It's a split verdict for a Detroit-area brother and sister accused of illegally exporting electronic equipment to Iraq.

Jurors in federal court in Detroit acquitted Darrin Hanna on all charges Thursday. His sister, Dawn Hanna, was found guilty of eight charges.

The government accused the Hannas of violating a trade embargo with Iraq, which was in place for 13 years until May 2003.

The Hannas were accused of shipping telecommunications equipment to Iraq through Syria for $9.5 million. The government says another deal was stopped by U.S. customs officials in Chicago.

Dawn Hanna faces five to 20 years in prison. The 34-year-old Rochester woman will be sentenced on Jan. 22.

The trial, including jury deliberations, lasted three weeks.