Turkish Gold Trader’s Dramatic Testimony Ends With Assassination Tale

Capping off a week on the witness stand in an Iran sanctions case, gold trader Reza Zarrab recounted an attempt to assassinate him inside a U.S. prison because of his testimony that has implicated Turkey’s president and ministers in illicit transactions worth billions.

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Gold Trader Vexing Turkey Denies Illicit Dealings With Russia

Reza Zarrab, a gold trader who has implicated Turkey’s president and ministers in billions of illicit transactions, denied from a New York courtroom Tuesday that he was caught in a similar scheme: a traffic stop at the Turkish-Russian border involving a car carrying $15 million.

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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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