U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons last week ordered Canadian resident Pietro Rigolli held without bond, agreeing with federal prosecutors that there is little to guarantee the importer-exporter would appear in federal court if he were released.

Rigolli, 45, is charged with making a false statement in connection with the illegal shipment of thousands of dollars of Pratt & Whitney aircraft parts to Iran. Trade with Iran required a license after 1979 and has been barred completely since 1995.

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