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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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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