Reza Zarrab

Prison guard pleads guilty in Turkey-related bribery case

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal prison guard in New York has pleaded guilty to taking over $25,000 in cash bribes to smuggle cellphones, alcohol and food …

Corruption

Gold Trader in High-Security Jail Was Smuggled Booze, Cell Phones and More by Guard

The new inmate in Unit 11-South caught the guard’s eye.<p>Reza Zarrab, a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader, had been arrested in March 2016, and sent to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal detention facility known as the “Guantánamo of Manhattan” for its high security. The guard, Victor …

New York City

Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies.<p>U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, who met with Turkish treasury and …

South Asia

U.S. to Appeal Sentence of Turkish Banker in Iran-Sanctions Case

U.S. prosecutors plan to appeal the length of the prison term for a Turkish banker convicted of aiding an Iranian sanctions-evasion plot.<p>Mehmet Hakan …

Corruption

Turkish banker Hakan Atilla files appeals notice against US conviction

NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse<p>A Turkish banker sentenced to 32 months in prison for plotting to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions on billions of …

Turkey

Turkey condemns Halkbank sentencing as political attack

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey condemned the sentencing of an executive from one of its state-owned banks as a political attack by the United States on Thursday, after a New York court handed down a 32 month prison sentence in an Iran-sanctions busting case.<p>Mehmet Hakan Atilla, previously the deputy …

News

US sentences Turkish banker for Iran sanctions busting

A Turkish-Iranian billionaire witness in the trial had implicated Turkey's president and former ministers in the Iran sanctions-busting scheme. The …

South Asia

Mehmet Hakan Atilla gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

Former official at Turkey's Halkbank to serve 32 months in prison after conviction for helping Iran evade US sanctions.<p>A US judge has sentenced a banker at Turkey's state-controlled Halkbank to 32 months in prison after he was found guilty of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade US …

South Asia

Trump caves to Rudy Giuliani lobbying and picks Twitter fight with NATO ally: report

Top Donald Trump advisor and former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, may be behind a controversial tweet directed at a NATO ally.<p>Pulitzer-prize …

Donald Trump

Banker in Iran Sanctions Case Says Life Term Isn't Justified

A Turkish banker convicted in January of aiding an Iranian sanctions evasion scheme objected to a recommendation to a judge that he receive a …

Business

Turkish banker in U.S. case on Iran sanctions: Unfair to single me out

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions told a Manhattan federal judge on Friday it would be unfair to subject their client to a long prison stay, given the "leniency" afforded many large banks and their employees for similar conduct.<p>In a …

World News

Turkish Banker's Jail Term May Hinge on Answers to U.S. Judge

A U.S. judge demanded more information about Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla and his role in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions on …

Corruption

U.S. judge delays Turkish banker's sentencing in Iran sanctions case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Manhattan on Monday delayed by nearly four weeks the sentencing of a Turkish banker convicted in January of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.<p>Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 47, a former deputy general manager at Turkey's state-controlled Halkbank, is now scheduled to …

World News

Gold trader Reza Zarrab’s Turkish lawyer implicated in guard bribe case

NEW YORK<p>A Turkish lawyer was alleged in court papers to have provided thousands of dollars to corrupt a prison guard into smuggling cellphones and …

Corruption

Halkbank shares surge after U.S. seeks jail term for banker

ANKARA (Reuters) - Shares in Turkey’s majority state-owned Halkbank HALK.IS rose as much as 18 percent on Thursday after U.S. prosecutors sought a 20 year jail term for a Halkbank executive convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.<p>President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman condemned the …

Business

In Jail, a $45,000 Bribe Buys a Cellphone, Alcohol and Vitamin C, Prosecutors Say

A guard at the federal jail in Lower Manhattan where some of the world’s most notorious accused criminals have been held was arrested on Thursday and charged with taking more than $45,000 in bribes from an inmate in return for providing him with prohibited items, like cellphones and alcohol.<p>The …

Corruption

Turkish banker seeks leniency after US sanctions conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions deserves a lenient sentence because he at most had a small …

World News

Court of cassation overturns order for Kılıçdaroğlu to pay fine over 'Zarrab insult'

ANKARA<p>The Court of Cassation has overturned an Istanbul court’s decision ordering main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal …

South Asia

No Cushy Digs for Turkish Gold Trader Who Helped Convict Banker

When gold trader Reza Zarrab was taken from a U.S. jail after agreeing to testify about Turkish efforts to help Iranian sanctions evasion, …

Business

Will Russia Investigators Crack Steve Bannon ‘Like an Egg’?

At 9:30 on Tuesday morning, Steve Bannon will sit down in an uncrowded room.<p>The former White House adviser may have been disavowed by his most …

Politics

Turkey-US relations sour further after NY court convicts Turkish banker in Iran sanctions case

Turkey’s ties with the US were further strained on Thursday after Ankara described a New York court's decision to convict a Turkish banker over a massive scheme to help Iran evade American sanctions as a "political attack".<p>Mehmet Hakan Atilla, deputy general manager of state-run Halkbank, was found …

Turkey

Erdogan says US verdict part of 'plots' against Turkey

<b>ISTANBUL</b>: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed the conviction in the US of a top Turkish banker in a trial on Iran …

Erdogan Says 'World Is Doomed' After Turkish Banker Trial, Denounces US Justice

<b>Istanbul:</b> President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced US justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, …

South Asia

'World is doomed': Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of corruption by top Turkish officials.<p>In his first public comments on …

News

Turkey anger as US convicts banker Atilla over Iran sanctions case

<b>Turkey has reacted angrily after a Turkish banker was convicted in New York over a massive scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.</b><p>Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy but cleared of money laundering.<p>Turkey's foreign ministry described the ruling as "unjust and …

South Asia

Ankara Slams ‘Scandalous’ US Conviction of Turkish Banker

A US jury's decision to convict an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank for helping Iran evade sanctions is "a scandalous decision of …

South Asia

Turkey furious over US sanctions-busting conviction

ISTANBUL (AFP) -<p>Turkey reacted furiously Thursday to the fraud conviction in New York of a Turkish banker which came after an explosive trial over Iran sanctions-busting that implicated ex-ministers and even President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>The conviction of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, deputy chief …

South Asia

Turkish banker found guilty in Iran sanctions case allegedly tied to Erdoğan

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, executive at majority state-owned Halkbank, convicted in case that fueled diplomatic tensions between US and Turkey<p>A US jury has found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade US sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the …

Corruption

US finds Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran dodge sanctions

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Middle East

Turkish Officials Angry Over Conviction Of Turkish Banker In U.S. Court

Turkish officials are reacting angrily to a guilty verdict in a trial in New York. The case turned up testimony alleging high-level corruption in Turkey, including bribery that allowed Turks to violate U.S. sanctions on business with Iran.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>The Turkish government is …

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