The defense painted 36-year-old Mark Knapp as an unemployed man who turned desperate after running out of money.
However the US Attorney’s Office says he is nothing short of an international arms dealer who tried selling sensitive defense technology, including an F-5 fighter jet, to the Iranian Military.
“It’s just surprising to me that anybody would do anything that would give comfort to any enemy of this country,” said US Attorney Charles Oberly.
Knapp was hoping to bring in millions of dollars by selling the F-5 fighter plane, an ejection seat, anti-gravity suit along with several other high-tech defense items.
Source: Walter Perez for 6ABC.