By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Iranian bank director convicted of $115m sanctions evasion scheme

Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, an Iranian national and former director of Pilatus Bank, Malta, has been found guilty by a jury in the Southern District of New York of 1 count of conspiring to violate US sanctions in contravention of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), alongside 4 counts of bank fraud, money laundering, and defrauding the United States. …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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