Turkish Banker Can’t Duck Iran Sanctions Case, Feds Say

Law360, Washington (October 17, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors urged a New York federal judge Monday not to dismiss charges against a Turkish banker accused of helping gold trader Reza Zarrab lie to banks to dodge U.S. sanctions on Iran, arguing his bid to duck the allegations or get a separate trial are rehashing already-rejected contentions.

Mehmet Hakan Atilla is one of eight people accused of helping arrange transactions to prop up Iranian institutions that were hurt by U.S. trade restrictions related to that country’s nuclear program. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice argued Atilla’s dismissal bid is just a “rehash” of Zarrab’s failed effort to argue...

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