Croatia – arrest on a US warrant related to Russian sanctions breaches

The US authorities today have announced that a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been arrested in Croatia on a US arrest warrant on suspicion of obstructing justice.

The individual was named as Vladimir Jovancic. He is alleged to have assisted Artem Uss flee house arrest in Italy after an Italian court has ordered Uss to be extradited to face sanctions charges in the US.

Italy – sentences for arms exports to Iran and Libya

It has been reported today that a plea deal has been reached for the final two defendants in the Italian prosecution of arms exports to Libya and Iran in breach of EU sanctions and export controls.

Mario Di Leva negotiated 3 years and 8 months of imprisonment and a fine of €8000, and for Annamaria Fontana the sentence was 3 years and 6 months and a fine of €7000.

See our earlier post for the plea deal for the first defendant.

Italy – arrests for suspected arms exports to Libya and Iran

It has been reported today that the Italian authorities have arrested four individuals, including the CEO of the company Società Italiana Elicotteri.

The individuals are Andrea Pardi, as well as married couple Mario Di Leva and Annamaria Fontana and their son.

The exports are reported to have taken place between 2011 and 2015 and relate to assault rifles, helicopters and surface to air missiles.

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