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Jury convicts Iranian engineer of accessing computer to use software from US nuclear plant International Herald Tribune
PHOENIX: An engineer from Iran was convicted Tuesday of illegally accessing a protected computer in the United States to use training software he obtained at a former job at a nuclear power plant in Arizona.
The jury deadlocked on two other counts against Mohammad Reza Alavi: stealing protected software and illegally exporting the software in violation of the U.S. trade embargo with Iran. A retrial was set for Aug. 1.
Defense attorney David Laufman said he plans to file a motion asking U.S. District Judge Neil Wake to overturn the guilty verdict.
Puhleeze tell me this lawyer is not Jewish. It's enough to make you puke.
"The government failed to meet its burden of proof on the main charges in this case," Laufman said.
Alavi, 50, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Iran, ran afoul of the law in 2006, prosecutors said. That is when he quit his job at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix and brought a laptop to Iran containing training software with design schematics and other details of the plant.