British Businessman Sentenced to Jail for Trying to Buy Missile Batteries for Iran
(KCEN) -- British businessman Christopher Tappin was sentenced to 33 months in a federal prison by an El Paso judge after pleading guilty to attempting to illegally buy missile batteries to sell to Iran.
As part of the plea deal, the 66-year-old was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison plus another three years of probation and a nearly $12,000 fine.
Tappin is able to self-surrender within the next 60 days, which means he can turn himself in anytime on or before March 8 of this year.
Until then, he will still be on bond and will remain on supervised release with an electronic tracking device.