Tappin could spend 33 month sentence in the UK

Christopher Tappin, 66, of Orpington, Kent, had pleaded not guilty but changed his plea at a hearing in El Paso, Texas, after an agreement with US prosecutors.

His guilty plea, to one count of the indictment, calls for a 33-month sentence which prosecutors have said they will not oppose him serving back in the UK.

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Tappin pleads guilty in US court

British businessman Christopher Tappin has pleaded guilty to selling surface-to-air missile parts to Iran in a court in America.