Ohio doctor pleads guilty to sending $4m to Iran

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.