Christopher Tappin given 33-month sentence by US court

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin has been given a 33-month prison sentence for arms dealing after striking a deal with prosecutors in the US.

Tappin, 66, from Orpinton in Kent, pleaded guilty in November to one count of aiding and abetting the illegal export of defence articles in a plea bargain to lower his sentence.

Christopher Tappin
Christopher Tappin Credit: ITV News

He is likely to serve at least some of his sentence in the US while he awaits permission for a transfer to a prison in the UK.

Tappin previously denied attempting to sell batteries for surface-to-air missiles which were to be shipped from the US to Tehran via the Netherlands.

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Brit sentenced for arms dealing

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin has been given a 33-month prison sentence for arms dealing after striking a deal with prosecutors in the US. He has also been fined £7,095.