Turkish banker loses second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case

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A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to order a mistrial in the case of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey’s majority state-owned Halkbank who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan federal court rejected arguments by Atilla’s lawyers that the trial was tainted when prosecutors asked Atilla, during a Dec. 19 cross-examination, whether he remembered that a report by a Turkish expert had concluded he violated sanctions.

Atilla’s lawyers objected before Atilla could answer, saying the question involved...


Turkish banker loses second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case


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