Thu., June 23, 2011 3:12pm (EDT)

Macon Man Supplying Iranian Military
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
U.S. Attorney for Middle District of Georgia Michael Moore points to illustration detailing how aircraft parts were sent to Iran (photo Josephine Bennett)
U.S. Attorney for Middle District of Georgia Michael Moore points to illustration detailing how aircraft parts were sent to Iran (photo Josephine Bennett)
A Macon man is among seven people charged for illegally selling military aircraft parts to Iran. The indictments come following a two year federal investigation.

Michael Edward Todd’s company, the Parts Guy, sold millions in components for fighter jets and attack helicopters from a warehouse at Macon’s Airport. They were shipped to Iran via middlemen in Chicago, France, the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

Michael Moore is the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. He says a 1979 trade embargo makes exporting the replacement parts illegal.

“Through this coordinated law enforcement effort we have cut off more than a branch of this illegal supply tree. We have cut off the tree at its trunk."

The Chicago defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison. The other five people indicted remain at-large.