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President

TranTech Consultants , Inc.

Owner

TranTech Consultants , Inc.

Director of Technology Planning and Senior Research Associate

Stauffer Chemical Company

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ChemPlan & The Decision Support System For The Chemical Process Industries

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Ali Amirnazmi is the principal founder and president of TranTech. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University. He also holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business from Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, and Tehran University where he was ranked number one. His professional experience comprises over thirty years of senior level management and staff positions in industry, including TranTech, Stauffer Chemical, Stanberk, Bechtel, and Hercules. Since forming TranTech in 1981, his expertise includes strategic planning, database structure design, chemical engineering, plant and process design, market research and research and development. He is the inventor of ChemPlan, a database/software decision support system, used by the CPI since 1986.


About the Company

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Ali Amirnazmi is the principal founder and president of TranTech.He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University.He also holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business from Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, and Tehran University where he was ranked number one.His professional experience comprises over thirty years of senior level management and staff positions in industry, including TranTech, Stauffer Chemical, Stanberk, Bechtel, and Hercules.Since forming TranTech in 1981, his expertise includes strategic planning, database structure design, chemical engineering, plant and process design, market research and research and development.He is the inventor of ChemPlan, a database/software decision support system, used by the CPI since 1986.


Export Violations - eCustoms Visual Compliance

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Ali pleaded guilty to these violations on Oct. 7, 2010. Beginning in 1987, Ali conspired with others to act as an unregistered agent of the Government of Yemen, and received instructions and acted on behalf of the Armed Forces Department of the Republic of Yemen. Ali admitted that he took official actions on behalf of the Yemeni Government and that, among other things, he issued documents in 2002 ordering the arrest of a person upon his return to Yemen. Ali also admitted that in 2003 he had conspired with another person to cause various defense articles to be exported to Yemen without a license, including bullet proof vests and chemical protective suits. The investigation was conducted by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, including FBI and ICE.

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ALI AMIRNAZMI / TRANTECH CONSULTANTS, INC.
On Jan. 11, 2010, Ali Amirnazmi, of Berwyn, PA, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to 48 months in prison for his Feb. 13, 2009 conviction on one count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); three counts of violating IEEPA, three counts of making false statements; and three counts of bank fraud. Amirnazmi was also ordered to forfeit $64,000 and to pay $17,277 restitution to Penn Liberty Bank. Amirnazmi, the owner of Trantech Consultants, Inc., in Pa., was charged by superseding indictment in October 2008 with crimes relating to his participation from 1996 to July 2008 in illegal business transactions and investments with companies located in Iran, including companies controlled in whole or in part by the government of Iran, as well as lying to federal officials about those transactions, and bank fraud. The case was investigated by the FBI and IRS.


A superseding indictment was filed against ...

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A superseding indictment was filed against Ali Amirnazmi, 64, a U.S. and Iranian citizen who lived in Berwyn and operated the Exton-based TranTech Consultants Inc., a business specializing in software for chemical companies, court records said.

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The new charges allege that Amirnazmi, who has been in federal custody since July 25, used fake tax returns in an effort to secure funds from Wachovia and Penn Liberty banks from December 2006 until May 2008.A request for a $192,000 Wachovia loan was accompanied by a fabricated 2004 tax return with a reported gross income of $134,907; the form he submitted to the IRS showed income of $12,159, the indictment said.In seeking a $30,000 line of credit from Penn Liberty, Amirnazmi showed a 2004 tax return with $106,661 as gross income, the indictment said.Court records show that Amirnazmi's attorney argued last month that her client deserved bail - a position opposed by prosecutors.
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen A. Miller disputed Ainslie's contention that Amirnazmi, who has no criminal history, was not a flight risk.
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The charges against Amirnazmi include multiple violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which authorized sanctions against Iran.If convicted, he faces up to 115 years in prison and a $5.5 million fine, according to sentencing guidelines.Iran has had hostile relations with the United States since Islamic militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held the embassy staff hostage for more than a year.The original indictment accused Amirnazmi of regularly engaging in business deals with Iranian companies, some of which are run by the Iranian government.On May 20, Amirnazmi attended a meeting in Tehran involving the construction of a chemical plant; about 10 days later, he accepted a 15 percent share of the plant, which he agreed to supply with software, equipment, and chemicals, the indictment said.On May 28, Amirnazmi signed a $270,000-a-year licensing agreement with another Iranian business, the indictment said.
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In a petition appealing that decision, Ainslie said Amirnazmi, a chemical-engineering graduate of Tehran and Stanford Universities, has lived and worked in the Philadelphia region for 28 years.
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Before starting TranTech Consultants Inc. in 1980, Amirnazmi worked for Bechtel Corp. and Hercules, Inc.According to TranTech's Web site, the company's clients include Arco, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Rohm & Haas, and those "who do not wish their name to be disclosed."Amirnazmi told some people that he had considered moving to Iran, but that was only because he thought "business might be more profitable" there, Ainslie's petition said.She also cited Amirnazmi's family ties to Pennsylvania: His wife, Guiti Saber Amirnazmi, has been living in Philadelphia since the couple sold their home on Green Hill Lane in Berwyn, now the subject of a forfeiture action; Amirnazmi's adult daughter is practicing medicine in Pittsburgh.
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In one e-mail, Amirnazmi acknowledges ignoring the advice of his company's attorney, who tells him that "acting as an agent of the Iranian government" is illegal.In another e-mail, Amirnazmi says he does not want Iranians to come to the United States."What I want is to lead a flow of Iranians back to Iran, and I am sure I will succeed," he wrote.

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