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    Iranian gets 25 years' imprisonment in US, family blame lawyer

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    Mansour Arbabsiar, an Iranian-American used car salesman, was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on September 29, 2011. He was charged with planning to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in a bomb attack on a restaurant in Washington. He signed a plea bargain offered to him by Preet Bharara, U-S Attorney for the Southern District of New York. After this one-sided out of court deal, which benefited the District Attorney, Arbabsiar was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. He was represented by Sabrina Shroff, a federal public defender appointed by the court. Arbabsiar’s family says that Shroff used unethical means to make her client sign the plea bargain.