US Appeals Court upholds conviction of former Halkbank banker

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld the conviction of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a former deputy general manager of Turkish state-owned Halkbank; judgment. Mr Atilla served 32 months in custody for conspiracy to defraud the US and evade US sanctions on Iran. He was sentenced in May 2018 having been convicted of facilitating a money-laundering network …

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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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