Banker’s Lawyers Swing at Star Witness in Iran Sanctions Case

Defense attorneys for a banker accused of laundering money for Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions told a federal judge Monday that new evidence undermines the credibility of the government’s star witness.

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Turkey Seizes Assets of Presidential Ally Who Flipped

The Turkish government seized the assets of a gold trader and his family on Friday, in retaliation for his testimony implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other high-ranking officials in a multibillion-dollar scheme to bust Iran sanctions.

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Turkish Court Jails Six Human-Rights Activists Pending Trial

A Turkish court on Tuesday jailed Amnesty International’s Turkey director Idil Eser and five other human rights activists pending trial for allegedly aiding an armed terror group — making them the latest victims of a massive government crackdown initially launched against alleged supporters of last year’s failed coup but has since broadened to include government opponents.

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Feds Tie Turkish Tycoon to Ahmadinejad

Previewing their evidence against a Turkish gold trader accused of laundering money for Iran, prosecutors told a federal judge Monday about a letter Reza Zarrab wrote to former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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