Dr. Mohammad Anvari-Hamedani, 72, of Fostoria, Ohio, admitted on Monday that he illegally sent $4 million to his native Iran between 1997 and 2001.
Anvari-Hamedani pleaded guilt in US District Court to 36 counts of money laundering and making illegal money transfers to Iran.
The United States has a trade embargo against Iran and bars new investments from people in the United States.
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