MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iranian national Negar Ghodskani has pleaded guilty in Minnesota to conspiring to facilitate the illegal export of technology from the U.S. to her home country.
Ghodskani, 40, entered her plea Friday before U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen in Minneapolis. Ghodskani was indicted in 2015 in Minnesota and arrested in Australia in 2017, where she became the subject of a long extradition fight.READ MORE: Officers Searching For Suspect In Benton County; Residents Asked To Be Alert
Her attorney, Robert Richman, says she arrived in the U.S. last month after she stopped fighting extradition. He says she pleaded guilty because she wanted to accept responsibility for her actions. And he says they’ll ask the judge to sentence her to time served.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
Federal prosecutors say Ghodskani and others established a front company in Malaysia to illegally obtain restricted technology from American companies, including one in Minnesota.MORE NEWS: Warsame Abdihoosh Charged In Fatal Shooting At Busy East St. Paul Shopping Area
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