Briton jailed in missiles-to-Iran case back in UK

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A British businessman jailed in the U.S. for trying to sell missile parts to Iran has been returned to serve his sentence in a UK prison.

Lawyer Karen Todner told the BBC on Monday that Christopher Tappin is now in a British prison.

Tappin pleaded guilty in a U.S. court in November to trying to buy missile parts from undercover U.S. agents for possible sale to Iran. He had initially denied the charges.

He received a sentence of nearly three years with the understanding that part of it could be served in Britain with the approval of British and U.S. authorities so that he could be nearer to his ailing wife.

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