Court records show the men pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and to illegally exporting the parts to Syrian Arab Airlines. The Treasury Department says the government-run airline transports weapons and ammunition in conjunction with the Hezbollah extremist organization and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Tare identified as 40-year-old Ali Caby, 43-year-old Arash Caby and 34-year-old Marjan Caby. Among other things, federal prosecutors say they submitted false and misleading electronic information to federal agencies about the exports.
Each of them faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19.