Christopher Tappin
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Golfer accused of arms-to-Iran sale 'entrapment victim'

A golf club president from south London, who is battling extradition to the US, has told a news conference in London that he is "the victim of unlawful conduct by US agents".

Christopher Tappin, 63, from Orpington and president of Kent County Golf Union, denies selling arms to Iran.

Mr Tappin says he was unwittingly caught up in a US customs sting.

He will appear at an extradition hearing in two weeks' time and faces up to 35 years in jail if convicted in a US court.

  • 17 Aug 2010