Manssor Arbabsiar

Charged: October 19, 2011
Affiliation
Quds Force
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Money laundering
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
  • Murder, attempted murder, or related offenses
  • Criminal conspiracy
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: October 16, 2012
Sentenced: May 29, 2013
Imprisonment
25 years
Supervised Release
3 years
Other Sentence Details
forfeiture of $125,000
Details
Manssor Arbabsiar
  • Age
    65
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Manssor Arbabsiar and his alleged co-conspirators in Iran’s Quds Force plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States. Arbabsiar approached a DEA informant, posing as an associate of a drug cartel, to hire someone to murder the Saudi ambassador.
Current Location
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  • Yazoo City Medium
  • yazoo city, MS
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution