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Orange County men accused of illegally sending goods to Iran

April 23, 2011 |  4:19 pm

Federal authorities have charged two men who own a Costa Mesa computer company with illegally exporting millions of dollars in computer-related goods to Iran.

Massoud "Matt" Habibion, and Mohsen "Max" Motamedian own Online Micro LLC, a computer business on Baker Street near John Wayne Airport. The U.S. citizens were indicted Thursday on a combined 64 counts of conspiracy, violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, making or causing false statements and obstruction of justice.

At least one of the defendants has denied the charges. "The charges are just pure allegations at this time," Habibion said in a Friday phone interview.

Costa Mesa man accused of supplying Iran denies charges

-- Alexandra Baird, Daily Pilot / Times Community News