Alleged Violation of Iran Trade Embargo

At the close of her tenure with the Office of the Federal Defender, attorney Paula Xinis was lead counsel for one of the Defender’s largest and most complex white collar cases handled in the Office’s history—defending a former satellite engineer accused of violating the Iran Trade Embargo by brokering an agreement between Russia and Iran for the design, construction and launch of Iran’s first low orbit satellite system.

Ms. Xinis coordinated massive discovery productions from roughly ten related civil cases, a government seizure of scores of computers, and documentary evidence amassed from Russia, Iran, Switzerland and the United States. She also developed an international investigative plan to include locating, identifying and examining key expert and lay witnesses and to prepare for international criminal depositions as well as the domestic trial.

This case is still pending before the Honorable Peter J. Messitte in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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