Christopher Tappin guilty plea 'pragmatic'
The family of retired Surrey businessman Christopher Tappin, who admitted selling weapon parts to Iran and has been sentenced to jail by a court in the US, have said a "big factor" in his guilty plea was a "pragmatic" decision to return home as quickly as possible.
The 66-year-old former director of Surrey-based Brooklands International Freight Services and former president of Kent Golf Society was sentenced to 33 months in prison by a judge in Texas on Wednesday.
Tappin, of Orpington, south-east London, had previously battled against extradition, claiming he was an innocent man.
10 Jan 2013
- From the section England