Charge: Man plotted to send military tech to Iran

An Australian man has been indicted along with his company in a scheme to export components for drones, torpedoes and other military technology to Iran.

A federal grand jury in Washington on Wednesday indicted David Levick, who remains at large and is believed to be living in Australia. Also charged is Levick's Australia-based company, ICM Components, Inc.

Prosecutors say that over a two-year period beginning in March 2007, Levick and ICM solicited purchase orders from a trading company representative in Iran for aircraft parts. Prosecutors say Levick sometimes placed the orders for goods through a broker based in Florida, and duped manufacturers, shippers and distributors by concealing the intended end-use of the goods.

It was not immediately clear if Levick or the company has a lawyer.