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Shahien Nasiripour

Reporting Fellow


Shahien joined CIR in 2008 and covers the federal judiciary. His work at CIR has been published by Truthdig, California Lawyer magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review. Previously, he worked as a researcher for ESPN and as a reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Providence Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.



Iranian Businessman Charged in Weapons Scheme

 A Rolls-Royce helicopter engine, similar to those Khoshnevisrad allegedly attempted to smuggle into Iran. Photo © Rolls-Royce plc 2009 SOURCE DOCUMENTS: • Download the affidavit filed by a Department of Commerce special agent and the resulting criminal complaint. A Tehran businessman who allegedly helped run a major weapons-smuggling ring for Iran was charged yesterday with

Mar 16, 2009
National Security

Gannett Papers Shocked by Taser’s Claims

Taser International Inc., the world’s largest stun-gun manufacturer, allegedly made false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning an agreement with two of the nation’s largest newspapers, according to the newspapers’ representatives and documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The statements stem from the 2006 settlement of Taser’s libel suit against Gannett

Dec 5, 2008
Criminal Justice

Zapping Taser

A jury determined that Taser International knew or should have known that “prolonged exposure” to its stun gun could lead to cardiac arrest.

Dec 1, 2008