Judge Suggests Anonymous Jury In Iran Sanctions Trial

Law360, New York (November 21, 2017, 5:56 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday suggested using an anonymous jury in the upcoming trial of Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla on charges of scheming to dodge U.S. sanctions against Iran, following reports that "third parties" have contacted people involved in the case.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman asked the parties on both sides for their thoughts on using an anonymous jury at the final pretrial conference in advance of Monday's scheduled jury selection.

"I've heard of people involved in the case being approached — quite inappropriately — by third parties. Even the court interpreters [were...

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