Iranian CEO extradited from UK and charged with violating US sanctions

A US District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota has unsealed an indictment charging Payment24, an Iranian online financial services company, its founder and CEO Seyed Sajjad Shahidian and COO Vahid Vali with violating US sanctions on Iran. Mr Shahidian, who was arrested in and extradited from the UK, was arraigned yesterday (18 May 2020). He has pleaded not guilty to the …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

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 rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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