USA v. Atilla, Mehmet Hakan


[SDNY] Mehmet Hakan Atilla was charged in a complaint with conspiring with others, including Reza Zarrab, a/k/a "Riza Sarraf," to use the U.S. financial system to conduct transactions on behalf of the Government of Iran and other Iranian entities, which were barred by United States sanctions, and to defraud U.S. financial institutions by concealing the true nature of these transactions. Atilla was sentenced to 32 months for conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran and other offenses. On Sept. 18, 2018, an immigration judge in New York granted the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor's (OPLA) Motion for a Stipulated Removal Order and Waiver of Hearing, based on Atilla's admission of the factual allegations and the concession to the charges . He was ordered removed from the United States to Turkey. On July 23, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed Atilla.

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