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Kent golf boss Christiopher Tappin bailed in US

26 April 2012
by Danny Boyle

Christopher Tappin, president of the Kent Golf Society

A Kent golf boss extradited to the US over claims he tried to export weapons to Iran has been released on bail.

Christopher Tappin, 65, was freed after a court appearance in Texas.

Mr Tappin, president of the Kent Golf Society, has been held at a detention centre in New Mexico since February.

He faces allegations he sold batteries that could be used in surface-to-air missiles.

Mr Tappin, a businessman from Orpington, denies any wrong-doing.

He will be fitted with a GPS device and live with one of his lawyers while on bail.

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