On 3 December 2014, the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania sentenced Hetran Inc., which operates an engineering and machinery plant in the US, and its chief executive officer Helmut Oertmann, for conspiring to export goods from the US to Iran. Hetran and Oertmann had pleaded guilty in May 2014 to falsifying shipping documents to deliver a horizontal lathe manufactured by Hetran, used for the manufacture of automobile and aircraft parts, to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. Oertmann  was sentenced to 12 months’ probation, and in addition, Hetran and Oertmann are jointly liable for a $837,500 fine, of which $500,000 has been suspended.

Department of Justice Press Release