By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Turkish banker’s motion to be acquitted of US-Iran sanctions evasion dismissed

We previously reported that Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey’s majority state-owned Halkbank, had been found guilty in a New York Court of conspiracy to violate US sanctions against Iran. Yesterday, the judge in the trial – US District Judge Richard Berman – dismissed Mr. Atilla’s motion for judgment of acquittal under Fed. R. Crim. P. 29(a) (that motion was made at the...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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