Charity Accused Of Iran Sanctions Violations Gets New Trial

Law360 (August 9, 2019, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday gave a New York charity a second chance to fight allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, scolding a Manhattan court for allowing the government to present illegally obtained evidence at trial.

Rebuking the lower court for a "troubling pattern of errors on relatively straightforward issues," the panel of judges found that New York nonprofit Alavi Foundation, which has been accused of knowingly providing services to Iran in breach of U.S. sanctions, didn't get a fair trial, pointing to a slew of discovery abuses.

That lower court judgment, handed down in October 2017 following a...

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