Defense Seeks Delay After Jury Picked For Iran Sanctions Trial

Law360, New York (November 27, 2017, 9:40 PM EST) -- Jury selection was completed Monday in the New York federal trial of Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla on charges of allegedly scheming with Turkish-Iranian businessman and gold trader Reza Zarrab to dodge U.S. sanctions against Iran, but immediately afterward, the defense asked for a delay in the proceedings.

After U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman sent the 12 jurors and six alternates home at around 5 p.m., defense attorney Victor J. Rocco of Herrick Feinstein LLP handed him a seven-page letter asking for...
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