Tulsa company pleads guilty to conspiracy to violate Iran embargo

Thursday, January 12th 2006, 6:15 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A company that designs and builds oil and gas processing plants has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to violate the Iranian export embargo.

US Attorney David E. O'Meilia says Tulsa-based GasTech Engineering Corporation admitted conspiring to provide engineering and other services to the National Iranian Gas Company to design the Tabnak Gas Treating Plant in Iran. GasTech exports to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and the North Sea.

A co-defendant in the case, GasTech president and chief executive officer Parviz Khosrowyar, remains a fugitive on charges of conspiracy and failure to appear at trial. A federal judge issued an arrest warrant in March for Khosrowyar, a native of Iran who became a US citizen.