British businessman Christopher Tappin, left, and his lawyer Dan Cogdell, second from 

British businessman Christopher Tappin, left, and his lawyer Dan Cogdell, second from left, appear before U.S. District Judge David Briones in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Tappin has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran. He pleaded guilty in November after reaching a plea agreement that opened the door for him to serve part of his sentence in Britain near his wife. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Ignacio Garcia) EL DIARIO OUT; JUAREZ MEXICO OUT; IF USE ON LAM OR LAT AND EL DIARIO DE EL PASO OUT
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British businessman Christopher Tappin, left, and his lawyer Dan Cogdell, second from left, appear before U.S. District Judge David Briones in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Tappin has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran. He pleaded guilty in November after reaching a plea agreement that opened the door for him to serve part of his sentence in Britain near his wife. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Ignacio Garcia) EL DIARIO OUT; JUAREZ MEXICO OUT; IF USE ON LAM OR LAT AND EL DIARIO DE EL PASO OUT
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