US judge opinion on prosecutors’ conduct re disclosure in Ali Sadr sanctions case

We reported in July 2020 that a federal court in New York had vacated a jury’s verdict convicting Ali Sadr Nejad of violating US sanctions, and dismissed the indictment without prejudice. Judge Alison Nathan has now issued an opinion and order, in which she describes the prosecutors’ failure to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence as a “serious dereliction of duty”.

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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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