BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former defense contractor charged last month with trying to ship to Iran stolen proprietary information about the Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and military jet engines is facing a new charge involving a third company.
Mozaffar Khazawee, a former Manchester resident now living in Indianapolis, was charged with stealing the material from companies where he'd worked.
Prosecutors say customs inspectors found sensitive technical manuals and other documents in a November shipment to Iran that Khazawee described as household goods.
Authorities added a third count of transporting stolen goods and seized about $60,000 that is subject to forfeiture if he's convicted. Pratt & Whitney says it's one of the companies.
Khazawee is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
A message left with his attorney was not immediately returned.
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