04/30/10: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the former president of a foundation prosecutors say has provided services to the Iranian government has been sentenced in New York City to three months in prison for obstructing justice. Farshid Jahedi was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. He was fined $3,000.
12/31/09: The Miami Herald reports that the former president of a foundation that prosecutors say has a history of legal entanglements over its alleged ties to Iran’s government pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction. Farshid Jahedi, the ex-president of the Alavi Foundation, said during his plea in US District Court in Manhattan that he tore up and threw away documents that he knew would be subject to a subpoena issued in connection with a grand jury investigation.