American Arms Dealer to the Taliban Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Oded Orbach was found guilty of conspiring to sell $25 million worth of arms.

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A 55-year-old man from Illinois who was convicted of conspiring to arm the Taliban was sentenced to 25 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

Oded Orbach was arrested with another U.S. citizen in Romania in Feb. 2011 for arranging the sale of heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles and other arms, worth a total of $25 million, for the Taliban to use against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He was convicted earlier this year. 

A lawyer for Orbach did not immediately respond to the AP’s requests for comments.