Man who tried to export jet to Iran sentenced
WILMINGTON, Del. – A California man who admitted to trying to sell a fighter jet to Iran has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.
Marc Knapp of Simi Valley was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to violating the International Emergencies Economic Powers Act and the Arms Export Control Act.
Knapp admitted that he tried to sell an F-5 fighter jet to Iran. His attorney has said the jet was a relic that would be of no use to the Iranian military and was owned by a man who leases it for use in movies.
Knapp faced a maximum of 30 years in prison, but attorneys agreed to ask for a sentence ranging from 30 to 57 months.